Police raids net $100k drug haul

By EMMA CORNFORD

A 44-YEAR-OLD South Grafton man has been charged with drug and firearm offences after a three-week surveillance operation on the North Coast.

The man was yesterday charged with possession of firearms, cannabis and the supply of a prohibited drug.

On February 20, Grafton police searched a number of residences in South Grafton.

The operation also took in a property at Nimbin, which was raided by members of the Richmond command drug unit.

Police allege that during the operation they found hydroponic and packaged cannabis with a street value of around $100,000. It is also alleged they found two firearms at the man's South Grafton property.

On February 22 a 24-year-old Nimbin man was charged at Lismore with supply, possession and cultivation of a prohibited drug and will appear in Lismore Local Court on March 20.

The Grafton man will appear at Grafton Local Court on March 27.

Detective Sergeant Craig Semple from the Coffs/Clarence Area Command said he was pleased with the outcome.

"This operation was a successful part of an ongoing police operation to stop drug supply on the North Coast," he said.



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