Detectives search under the house.
Detectives search under the house.

Screams alert street to search that sees pair arrested

THURSDAY - 7.00AM: A MAN and a woman will appear before Grafton Local Court today after yesterday's police raids in Grafton.

The pair were refused bail charged with drug offences in Clarence Valley area.

In March 2013, Strike Force Coosada was formed by Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command to investigate the ongoing supply of methylamphetamine and cannabis.

Yesterday, Grafton detectives executed two search warrants at homes on Margaret Cres, South Grafton and Arthur Street, Grafton.

A 39-year-old woman and 42-year-old man were arrested at Margaret Street and taken to Grafton Police Station.
Both were charged with ongoing supply of prohibited drug and 46 counts of supply prohibited drug.

WEDNESDAY - 1.45PM: LOUD crashes like explosions, breaking glass and screams startled residents of Margaret Cres, South Grafton.

Neighbours ran into the street to witness a police raid in full swing around 9.45am.

Officers smashed a screen door at the front of the house, but were unable to get in that way.

They had more success around the back, getting in through a back door.

Neighbours said a paddy wagon took an undetermined number of occupants away from the house.

One said a woman lived there with her partner. She said there had also been a child living there for the past week.

Police details at the scene were sketchy. One detective said the raid was the result of a six-month operation.

During the raid a police sniffer dog was used and emerged from the space under the house.

A team of detectives searched the yard and house.

They could be seen checking cars parked in the yard, a catamaran, a pile of garden waste and rubbish bins.

"There's more cars go in and out of there than Maccas," one neighbour said.

She said nearby residents were sick of the loud music and late night partying at the house. However, another said she was a friend of the owners and did not want to comment on the morning's events.

Late yesterday police were preparing a report on the raid, but were unable to get details to the paper.



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