Search for men hits stalemate

POLICE are still searching for two men wanted in relation to a Tweed drug raid that netted more than $3 million worth of cannabis.

Police last week called for public help to track down the two men, identified as Barry Grant (pictured right), 52, and Jethro Matheson (pictured left), 30.

Officers from the Tweed/Byron Local Area Command seized drugs to the value of more than $3 million, including 1549 cannabis plants, when they raided a Condong property on January 16.

Police said they uncovered an elaborate hydroponic set up in two sheds at the Eviron Road property and also seized cannabis leaf to the value of $65,000.

During their investigations, police were told of a possible disturbance at the property the day before the raid.

Mr Grant and Mr Matheson have not been seen since then, and those that know them said it was unlike them to not make contact.

Inspector Greg Carey, crime manager for the Tweed/Byron LAC, yesterday said police were still looking for the men.

“No, there is no update. Definitely nothing,” Insp Carey said.

He said police were searching “many places”, including areas in the Tweed area, but would not release further details.

If the men have not been found by next week, police will consider stepping up their appeal for public information.

Anyone with information should call Tweed Heads police station on (07) 5536 0999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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