A man will face court today after stolen property and drugs were located during a search warrant at a Ballina home yesterday.
A man will face court today after stolen property and drugs were located during a search warrant at a Ballina home yesterday.

Man behind bars over alleged ice supply, stolen items

UPDATE 3.40PM: A BALLINA man has faced court today after he was arrested for allegedly supplying ice and possessing stolen goods.

Peter Maurice Cooper, 47, was arrested on Wednesday night by Richmond Police District officers after a month's long investigation into the supply of ice in the Ballina area.

Police will allege that during a search of a Ballina property, police located and seized jewellery, bikes, power tools and watches - all alleged to be stolen property.

Police also seized methylamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Mr Cooper faced Lismore Local Court today to face 47 charges against him, including 40 drug supply charges, five failing to comply with reporting obligations and two counts of having goods suspected stolen in custody.

Mr Cooper did not apply for bail, and bail was formally refused.

His matter will briefly be mentioned in Lismore Local Court on April 1, after Magistrate Michael Dakin ordered a brief to be served by May 21.

ORIGINAL: A MAN will face court today after stolen property was located during a search warrant at a Ballina home yesterday.

In February 2020, officers attached to Richmond Police District established Strike Force Braunbeck to investigate the supply of methylamphetamine in the Ballina area.

 

A man will face court today after stolen property and drugs were located during a search warrant at a Ballina home yesterday.
A man will face court today after stolen property and drugs were located during a search warrant at a Ballina home yesterday.

 

Following extensive inquiries, police executed a search warrant at a home on Treelands Crescent about 7.30pm on Wednesday, March 25, where they arrested a 47-year-old man.

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During the search warrant, police located and seized jewellery, bikes, power tools and watches - all alleged to be stolen property.

Police also seized methylamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

 

A man will face court today after stolen property and drugs were located during a search warrant at a Ballina home yesterday.
A man will face court today after stolen property and drugs were located during a search warrant at a Ballina home yesterday.

 

The man was taken to Ballina Police Station and charged with 47 offences, including supply prohibited drug on an ongoing basis, supply prohibited drug, goods in custody and fail to comply with reporting obligations.

 

A man will face court today after stolen property and drugs were located during a search warrant at a Ballina home yesterday.
A man will face court today after stolen property and drugs were located during a search warrant at a Ballina home yesterday.

 

He was refused bail to face Ballina Local Court today.

Investigations are continuing.