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VIDEO UPDATE: Drug arrests in Evans Head have QLD connection

As part of ongoing inquiries into the supply of drugs in the region, two men have been arrested and a variety of drugs seized. Photo Contributed
As part of ongoing inquiries into the supply of drugs in the region, two men have been arrested and a variety of drugs seized. Photo Contributed Contributed

UPDATE:

A MAN wanted in Queensland for armed robbery was one of two 28-year-old men arrested in a major drug bust in Evans Head yesterday.

During the arrests police seized more than 300g of the drug ice, more than $40,000 in cash, plus fake IDs and ATM cards, steroids, cocaine, and ammunition.

The sting unfolded on Riverview St in Evans Head when police connected to a Richmond command drug squad investigation arrested the two men as they entered their vehicle.

The men were searched, with one of them found to be in possession of 28 grams of methylamphetamine and more than $11,000 in cash.

Police subsequently executed a search warrant on a nearby property resulting in the seizure of a further 280 grams of ice, $30,000 in cash, fake IDs, steroids, plus cocaine and cannabis.

Richmond Detective Chief Inspector Cameron Lindsay described the men arrested as "close to the top of the food chain" in an organised drug network originating in Queensland.

Det Insp Lindsay said the "significant seizure" would dent the large supply of ice currently plaguing the Northern Rivers.

"Obviously this large amount of ice is part of an ongoing criminal group, these people are involved in the major distribution of ice both in this area but also with connections in Queensland."

"We believe we're getting close to the top of the food chain."

The man wanted by police in Queensland would be extradited, while the other man was charged with offences relating to commercial drug supply, drug possession and dealing in the proceeds of crime.

The pair were refused bail yesterday and due to appear before Lismore Local Court this afternoon.

Det Insp Lindsay said police would like to hear from anyone who may know where the ice may have been manufactured, whether locally, interstate or overseas.

INITIAL: A DRUG bust in Evans Head has uncovered methylamphetamine, cocaine, cannabis, steroids, ammunition, fake identification documents and cash, and resulted in two arrests.

As part of ongoing inquiries into the supply of drugs on the state's Far North Coast, police stopped two men as they entered a vehicle on Riverview Street, Evans Head.

The men were searched, with one of them found to be in possession of 28 grams of methylamphetamine and more than $11,000 in cash.

The duo were arrested on the spot, before police executed a search warrant in a nearby residence.

Inside the home, officers found:

  • A further 280 grams of methylamphetamine;
  • 11 grams of cocaine;
  • Six grams of cannabis;
  • More than $3,000 in cash;
  • Fake driver's licences and ATM cards;
  • Vials of steroids; and,
  • Ammunition.

The two men, both aged 28, were taken to Lismore Police Station, where one of them was charged with numerous offences relating to commercial drug supply, drug possession and dealing in the proceeds of crime.

The other man was charged in relation to a Queensland Police warrant for armed robbery and deprivation of liberty.

Both men have been refused bail to appear in Lismore Local Court today.

Topics:  ammunition arrest cannabis cocaine crime drugs fake id methylamphetamine police steroids



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