Trafficker had loaded .22 pistol and $36k worth of ice when police raided

Nick Clark
Updated December 7 2023 - 7:44am, first published 5:00am
Mathew Leigh Coates. Picture Facebook
Mathew Leigh Coates. Picture Facebook

Police found $12,000 cash and drugs worth up to $36,500 when they searched a house in Launceston last year.

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Nick Clark

Nick Clark


I am the Supreme and Magistrates Court reporter for the Examiner for the past 18 months. My journalism career has clicked over 30 years and encompasses four different spells at Tasmanian newspapers.

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