Pitchfork man on charges

A BOGANGAR man threatened police with a pitchfork and cane knife on Saturday night, Tweed Heads police will allege in court this morning.

Officers attended the 38-year-old's home at 8.10pm after reports of a disturbance, and after the man was disarmed, they allegedly found more than two kilograms of cannabis leaf and a quantity of cannabis seeds.

The man was refused bail yesterday, but will have another chance to apply at Tweed Heads Local Court this morning.

He was charged with a string of offences, including assault, possession of a prohibited drug, supplying a prohibited drug and being armed with intent.

Tweed Heads police inspector Darren Steel said when police arrived at the Bogangar address, the man allegedly confronted them armed with a pitchfork and cane knife.

According to Insp Steel the man was inside the house with the weapons and the police were outside.

He allegedly threatened the officers and at one stage tried to meet them outside the house, but they were able to prevent him from opening the door.

Insp Steel said the officers were forced to deploy capsicum spray, which disabled the man and allowed him to be arrested.

Police searched the house after the arrest which is when they allegedly found the quantity of drugs.



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