Police sniffer dog Wilson at work this week in Nimbin.
Police sniffer dog Wilson at work this week in Nimbin. Jacklyn Wagner

Drugs found in Nimbin CBD search

DRUG sniffer dog operations returned to Nimbin on Thursday netting police 580 grams of cannabis with an estimated street value of $6000.

Police executed a general search warrant for the Nimbin CBD about 1.30pm, resulting in one arrest and one cannabis caution being issued.

Further unknown substances were seized and are undergoing analysis.

Officers followed police drug dog Wilson through the village for an hour searching people and potential hiding places for drugs.

Wilson performed 13 ‘indications’ resulting in nine detections and four people being searched.

Following the searches police received further information leading to another warrant being issued on a Blue Knob property which was executed at 7.50pm.

Officers seized 30 grams of cannabis, 41 grams of cannabis seed, 30 cannabis plants and a quantity of cash, plus another 2.3kg of seeds in a sealed container

A man living on the property was charged with breaching bail, possession and cultivation of a prohibited drug, with possible further charges pending.

Bail was refused and he appeared in court yesterday.

Nimbin Hemp Embassy president Michael Balderstone questioned the operation in the light of a recent poll in Sydney indicating 87 per cent of respondents supported the decriminalisation of cannabis.



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