$24,000 of drugs seized, officer assaulted, NSW

A man will face court today on drug supply and assault charges following a vehicle search in Sydney’s south-west, NSW Police say.

Just before 2pm today, by police stopped a Ford Falcon on the Cumberland Highway, Canley Heights, and spoke to the driver a 35-year-old man, and his passenger, a 38-year-old man.

Officers attached to Cabramatta Local Area Command conducted a search of the vehicle, and allegedly located more than 80 grams of methylamphetamine, which has an estimated street value of $24,000.

Police will allege the 38-year-old man resisted arrest, before pushing an officer in the chest and running from the scene. He was arrested after a short foot pursuit with assistance from members of the public.

The man was taken to Cabramatta Police Station where he was charged with supply prohibited drug, resist officer in the execution of duty, and assault officer in the execution of duty.

He was refused bail and is due to appear at Liverpool Local Court tomorrow.

The 35-year-old man was also arrested at the scene, and released without charge.

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