■ A MAN who said he was riding his bike to a service station to buy cereal has been arrested after police found him holding an illegal weapon. Police said they were travelling along Wharf St about 2am on Sunday when they saw two men riding their bikes along the footpath without helmets. Police questioned the two men, who said they were off to a 7-11 to buy milk and Nutri-grain. After some inquiries, police discovered the men were known to police for drugs charges and searched them.
During the search they found an extendible baton in the pockets of a 44-year-old man. The man said he picked it up from the gutter but later admitted he bought it through his connections as a former security guard. The man’s baton was seized and the man was summonsed to Tweed Heads Local Court at a later date.