Cross Border Team – Drug Charges – Alice Springs

The Cross Border Team has charged a 31-year-old man with drug offences following a traffic apprehension yesterday, Northern Territory Police say.

Detective Senior Sergeant Peter Malley said the man was apprehended at a police roadblock on the South Stuart Highway, Alice Springs.

“The vehicle was searched and 26 pounds of cannabis, 60 grams of liquid steroids, unsecured ammunition and $3700 in cash was seized,” he said.

“Forfeiture of the vehicle, which is registered in South Australia, will also be sought.”

The man was charged with:

  • Supply commercial schedule two drug
  • Possess commercial schedule two drug
  • Possess schedule two trafficable quantity (anabolic steroids)
  • Possess thing to administer dangerous drug
  • Possess ammunition without a license

He was remanded in custody and is due to appear in the Alice Springs Local Court today.

“If sold on the streets this cannabis had the potential to yield about $300,000. The Cross Border Team will continue to actively target the transportation of illicit substances across the borders into the Northern Territory,” Detective Senior Sergeant Malley said.

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