Cash and drugs located, Gaven

Police have seized a large amount of cash and dangerous drugs from a vehicle after it crashed at Gaven on Saturday.

Officers were called to a traffic crash on the Pacific Motorway where a white BMW had lost control southbound and struck a guardrail just before 6.30am.

It will be alleged that prior to police arrival, a woman attended the scene in another vehicle and attempted to assist the male driver remove property from his damaged car.

Police conducted a full search of the belongings which resulted in the discovery of a $48,000 cash as well dangerous drugs including 324 grams of heroin and quantities of methylamphetamine and GBL. The estimated street value of the heroin is $120,000.

Officers also located phones and multiple sets of storage shed keys.

Both vehicles were seized and the 34-year-old woman was detained and issued with an Notice to Appear for drug driving and possessing a utensil.

The alleged driver of the crashed car, a 37-year-old Clayfield man, was charged with four counts of possessing dangerous drugs and one count each of possessing property suspected of having been acquired for the purpose of committing a drug offence, possess utensils, possession of property suspected of being the proceeds of a drug offence, and possess relevant substance.

He is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court today (May 18).

Investigations are continuing.

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