Three face Tweed court

THREE Gold Coast men have received drug-related charges following a random breath test in Tweed Heads.

Cannabis, drug-producing chemicals and a taser gun were among the items located by Tweed Heads Police early Friday morning, Sergeant Rob Taylor said.

“Police were conducting random breath testing in Margaret Street Tweed Heads and their attention was drawn to a Nissan four-wheel drive which appeared to be attempting to evade them,” Sgt Taylor said.

“The vehicle was searched and they found a replica pistol beside the front seat, a small amount of amphetamines and a taser gun.

“The rear of the canopy was searched and an amount of clandestine drug manufacturing equipment and chemicals associated with the manufacture of drugs was located, as well as a small amount of cannabis.”

Sgt Taylor said the car's three occupants were all charged with various offences.

“A 30-year-old Burleigh Waters man has been charged with the manufacture of a prohibited drug, possession of prohibited weapon and possession of prohibited drug,” he said.

“A 28-year-old Varsity Lakes man was charged with possession of prohibited weapon, the taser, and possession of prohibited drug.”

Police also charged a 40-year-old Varsity Lakes man with an outstanding warrant, relating to two alleged assaults in Grafton.

All three men appeared in Tweed Heads Local Court on Friday.

The 30 and 28-year-old men were released on conditional bail and are due to appear in court on November 16, Sgt Taylor said.

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