Alleged drug-dealing neighbours face court after raids
TWO neighbours west of Lismore were involved in the supply of ice, heroin, ecstasy and cannabis and the hydroponic cultivation of their crops, police allege.
Lismore police crime manager, Detective Chief Inspector Cameron Lindsay, said Richmond Target Action Group officers raided two adjoining properties about 9.30am on Wednesday.
He said the properties were on Boundary Creek Rd at Bentley and Hartleys Bridge Rd, Larnook.
"We will allege there was drug dealing activity in those areas," he said.
Det Chief Insp Lindsay said a 33-year-old man was arrested at the Bentley property, where officers allegedly seized more than 15kg of cannabis, 71 hydroponically-grown cannabis plants, shot gun ammunition and a Holden Commodore, which was reported stolen from Grafton in 2006.
Simultaneously, another 33-year-old man was arrested at Larnook, after police allegedly found 39 grams of the drug ice, heroin, ecstasy, cannabis, cannabis seeds and cash.
Both men were taken to Lismore police station where they were charged with a number of drug supply, possession and cultivation offences, plus other charges.
Eli Meyer-Milton, of Bentley, and Nicholas George, of Larnook, were both refused bail and faced Magistrate Paul MacMahon at Lismore Local Court today.
George, who was represented by his barrister Megan Cusack, successfully applied for conditional bail and his matters were adjourned until August.
Meyer-Milton did not apply for bail and he will face court next week.
Det Chief Insp Lindsay said the arrests were the result of information received from the public, adding it was a "good example" of the success campaigns like the current Dob in a Dealer have in reducing crime.
Anyone with any information about any offence is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.