News

Police bust Tweed Heads suburban drug laboratory

A drug bust at Blue Waters Cres last night led police to a lot of illegal drugs. Photo: Contributed
A drug bust at Blue Waters Cres last night led police to a lot of illegal drugs. Photo: Contributed Contributed

POLICE have raided a suburban drug laboratory in Tweed Heads overnight seizing a stash of chemicals and drugs.

Tweed/Byron Local Area Command Acting Inspector Leanne Edmonds said police executed a search warrant at a Blue Waters Cres, Tweed Heads house, at about 6pm Thursday.

At the premises, police also found firearms including a homemade hand gun.

Illegal drugs found at the scene included cannabis plants, amphetamines and chemicals used for drug making.

A 48-year-old male fled the house and was pursued on foot by police before being arrested.

He was charged with knowingly take part in the in the manufacture of a prohibited drug.

"He was also charged with numerous other offences including firearms charges," Acting Isp Edmonds said.

"Police liaised with the HAZMAT and NSW fire brigade with regards to the hazardous material at the location."

Tweed Heads Fire and Rescue Station Officer Sally Foote confirmed firefighters helped police in the drug laboratory "decontamination".

"I believe they bought it back to the station," she said.

The 48-year-old Tweed Heads man will appear at the Tweed Heads Court next week.

Topics:  drug laboratory, tweed police




7 most expensive (and cutest) puppies on the Northern Rivers

Border collie puppies for sale in the Rosebank area.

How much would you be willing to pay for a gorgeous pooch?

New plans for former motorbike shop in South Lismore

FRONT: Plans for the South Lismore motorbike business to be changed to a gym.

Development application will give the site a new purpose

Lismore mayoral candidates scored by anti-fluoride group

Fluoride has been a divisive issue in the community.

Will a new Lismore council mean a change of heart on fluoride?

Latest deals and offers

Willy Wonka star, Gene Wilder dead at 83

A still of Gene Wilder in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Social media has already lit up with tributes to the late actor.

Falls tickets go on sale

Cold War Kids wow audiences at Falls Festival in Byron Bay despite the soaring tempratures and humidity. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

General sale starts at 9am

Gladstone couple's spontaneous Gympie Muster wedding

Craig Oglesby and Brenda Strong celebrate their wedding at the Gympie Muster with punters in front of the Main Stage.

The Gympie Music Muster was the perfect place for a wedding.

Australian Survivor's Peter: I'm no quitter

Australian Survivor contestant Peter Fiegehen.

ILLNESS forces castaway's early exit from Samoa.

Diva's sister on soliciting charge

FILE - In this May 14, 2016 file photo, Mariah Carey attends the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, in New York. Carey will appear on the Oct. 5 episode of the Fox series, \"Empire,\" the network confirmed Monday at a TV critics bi-annual press tour. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Mariah Carey's sister has been arrested on charges of prostitution.

Tom Cruise private jets his gym kit around the world

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise charters private to take his gym kit around the world

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.

Take a sneak peek at this $19m Whitsunday mansion

Mandalay House features a private helipad.

Mandalay is currently on the market with an asking price of $19m