Court orders mental assessment of prisoner

A PITCHFORK- and cane-knife-wielding man who allegedly threatened to kill two police officers had his mental state assessed yesterday after a brief appearance in Tweed Heads Local Court.

Police officers had to escort Graham George Durrough to a mental health clinic in Tweed Heads because he made no application for bail.

The 38-year-old appeared in custody after being arrested for drug and assault offences on Saturday night. He will reappear in court today.

The court heard yesterday Durrough was scheduled to appear in Tweed Heads Local Court on March 9 on two other drugs charges from February 10, when 26 cannabis plants were allegedly found at his Bogangar address.

It is alleged more than two kilograms of cannabis was found in his house on Saturday along with a quantity of cannabis seeds.

For Saturday's incident Durrough was charged with common assault, using an offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, two charges of assaulting police, having an indictable amount of cannabis, supplying a prohibited plant and possessing a prohibited plant.



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