Drugs, firearms seized in raids
STOLEN firearms and drugs with a street value of more than $96,000 were recovered in two separate raids at properties on the Northern Rivers on Thursday.
Police from the Richmond Local Area Command executed a search warrant at a property in Gungas Road, Nimbin, at 10.15am.
As a result, 22 cannabis plants up to two metres in height were found.
The plants were seized by police.
A 53-year-old Nimbin man has been charged with cultivation and possession of a prohibited plant.
A 45-year-old Nimbinwoman was also charged with possession of a prohibited plant and possession of a prohibited drug.
Both will appear in the Lismore Local Court on August 9.
A second search warrant was executed by officers from the Richmond Target Action Group and Lismore detectives at a home in Clarence Way at Old Bonalbo about 12.50pm.
In an enclosed room in a shed, police found a ‘sophisticated hydroponics cultivation system' and 26 mature cannabis plants up to one metre in height.
Police said the set-up used ‘advanced lighting and exhaust extraction systems'.
Firearms, recently stolen from a Yetman property, were also found.
A 55-year-old Old Bonalbo man was charged with a number of offences linked to the seizure, including cultivate and possess a prohibited plant, receiving stolen prop-erty and firearms-relatedoffences.
He will appear in the Casino Local Court on August 4.