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Man arrested at Uki over cannabis plants and shotgun

POLICE  attached to the Tweed/Byron Local Area Command's Strikeforce Ensign arrested a 26-year-old man on Friday  for drug and firearm offences.

About 2.15pm, police executed a search warrant on the man's home in Smiths Creek Road, Uki.

They allegedly found 46 cannabis plants, a quantity of harvested leaf, 12 shotgun cartridges and a dismantled 12-gauge shotgun.

Police arrested the man and he was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

He was charged with cultivate prohibited plant, supply prohibited drug, possess prohibited drug, possess unlicensed firearm and not keep firearm safe.

The man was granted conditional bail and will appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Thursday 14 October 2013.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. Police remind people they should not report crime information via their Facebook and Twitter pages.



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