Cannabis seized when vehicle searched – New England

A man has been charged after drugs and cash were allegedly found following a vehicle stop in the state’s northern tablelands last week.

Just after 3pm on Friday (3 July 2020), officers attached to Moree Highway Patrol Command were patrolling the Newell Highway at Gurley where they stopped a black Ford Typhoon, for the purpose of a random breath test.

The test returned a negative result; however, after further checks officers searched the vehicle, seizing 1.4kg of cannabis, cash and drug paraphernalia.

The drugs have an estimated potential street value of just over $12,000.

A 23-year-old man was arrested and taken to Moree Police Station.

He was charged with supply prohibited drug, possess prohibited drug and goods in custody suspected being stolen.

The man was given conditional bail to appear at Moree Local Court on Monday 17 August 2020.

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