Police dog patrol nabs teen with drugs

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A 17-YEAR-OLD teenager will appear in court tomorrow over alleged drug supply offences in the Tweed Heads area.

Police said it was about 1.30pm today (Thursday, January 12), when officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command were on a drug dog operation at a mall on Wharf Street when the 17-year-old boy was stopped.

Police will allege a search of the boy resulted in 49 MDMA tablets, almost 200g of cannabis being and $4000 in cash located. All items were seized for forensic examination.

The boy was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was charged with two counts of supplying a prohibited drug, three counts of possessing a prohibited drug and dealing with proceeds of crime.

He was refused bail and will appear at a local court tomorrow Friday, January 13.