The Courier-Mail

Man faces new counts

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ONE of the men accused of stealing Piggie the echidna from a Gold Coast sanctuary is now facing drug charges.

Tyson Paul Bothur, 20, appeared in Southport Magistrate­s Court yesterday charged with two counts of possessing a dangerous drug and one count of possessing related utensils.

Bothur, who had been charged with animal cruelty and entering premises with intent over the alleged theft of Piggie from Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary last month, made no comment during the hearing. He was granted bail. The matter was adjourned until September 29.

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