Car park drug arrest
AFTER being found slumped over his steering wheel, an older man has been refused bail on Saturday ahead of facing drug charges on Monday.
Richmond Police District Acting Inspector Paul Fredericks said the man appeared in court today charged with a number of drug-related offences.
Act. Insp Fredericks said about 6.55pm yesterday (Friday 29 November 2019), emergency services were called to a carpark of a Lismore shopping centre on Brewster Street following a concern for welfare.
Upon arrival, officers from Richmond Police Area Command found a man slumped over the steering wheel of a car.
Police searched the man and his vehicle and allegedly located methylamphetamine, cash and a mobile phone.
The 63-year-old man was arrested and taken to Lismore Police Station.
Following inquiries, police searched a home on Cathcart Street and allegedly located hashish, cannabis seeds and gold chips within a safe, believed to be unlawfully obtained.
The man was charged with various drug possession and stolen goods offences.
He was refused bail and will appear in Lismore Local Court on Monday.