Accused sling shot turkey-killer busted for dope

A MAN who police allege killed a young turkey with a sling shot at Nimbin has been found in possession of more than 140 grams of cannabis and six cannabis plants.

On Sunday October 20 it is alleged the 50-year-old fired lead projectiles with a sling shot at a group of turkeys in a neighbouring yard.

Police said the man allegedly hid behind a white sheet while carrying out the attack.

The rafter, or group of turkeys, consisted of an adult male, female and their three young turkeys, or poults.

It is believed the adult male that can no longer fly was hit, and the poult was killed in the attack.

Armed with a search warrant, Nimbin police conducted a search of the man's premises on Wednesday October 24.

During the search officers allegedly found a sling shot, 146 grams of cannabis and 6 cannabis plants.

The man was taken to Nimbin police station and charged with causing the death of an animal, possessing a prohibited weapon without a permit, two counts of possessing prohibited drugs and cultivating a prohibited drug.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Lismore Local Court in December.


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