Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Drugs Bunker Jury Dismissed Bunker Drugs Case Adjourned; IN COURT: Judge Adjourns Trial of Fernvale Man Accused of Growing Cannabis

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Drugs Bunker Jury Dismissed Bunker Drugs Case Adjourned; IN COURT: Judge Adjourns Trial of Fernvale Man Accused of Growing Cannabis

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Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison subs@mydailynews.com.au

A MAN representing himself in his own drug trial was sternly instructed by a judge to stop stalling and to aget on with ita after a series of lengthy awkward silences and disobedience.

Paul Ian Harris is charged with multiple drug offences after Tweed-Byron Target Action Group police raided his property at Fernvale, south of Murwillumbah in March last year.

It is alleged police uncovered two underground shipping containers, concealed under a slasher, containing more than 300 cannabis plants.

Police allege cannabis resin and dry cannabis leaf were also discovered.

Harris appeared nervous and struggled to cross-examine a police witness during his trial in the Lismore District Court yesterday.

Judge James Black appeared frustrated as he repeatedly instructed the self-represented defendant that a piece of information he kept referring to was not relative to the case.

aIt is not relevant,a Judge Black said. …

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