21-year-old busted over dirty drug operation

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A 21-YEAR-OLD Tweed Heads man was busted yesterday over what police allege to be a dirty drug operation with more than 300 pills seized.

Police said at about 1.30pm yesterday (Thursday, May 4), they executed a search warrant at a home in Stuart Street, Tweed Heads.

During the search police allegedly located more than 300 pills, methamphetamine, prescription medication, cannabis and drug paraphernalia and chemicals allegedly used to manufacture prohibited drugs.

The man was arrested, and when searched, police allegedly located more cannabis and methamphetamine.

The man was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where was charged with numerous drug offences including possessing a prohibited drug and supplying a prohibited drug.

Detective Chief Inspector Brendon Cullen, from Tweed Heads Local Area Command says yesterday’s discovery is a timely reminder of the risks people take when ingesting prohibited drugs.

“Every time you consume illicit drugs, you are putting your life at risk as there is no quality control,” he said in a statement to the media.

“These drugs have been outlawed for a reason – they are very dangerous. The criminals who supply illicit drugs don’t care about your health; they only care about making money.

“Anyone who is considering taking illicit drugs should stop to consider the possible consequences and not do it. It’s a gamble with your life that’s just not worth taking.”

The man was refused bail and will appear in Tweed Heads Local Court today (Friday May, 5).