Man charged after drugs and cash located in Newcastle

A man will appear in court today after being charged with numerous drug and traffic offences in Newcastle overnight, NSW Police say.

About 1.15am (Wednesday 12 December 2018), patrolling police observed two motorcycles, without registration plates, travelling at high speed along Lambton Road at Broadmeadow.

Due to the speed of the motorcycles police lost sight of them, but continued to patrol the area.

One motorcycle was later detected travelling west on Lambton Road where it turned into Chilcott Street.

When officers turned into Pride Avenue they observed a man standing alongside a black and yellow motorcycle.

Police from Newcastle City Police District will allege that the man threw the bike to the ground and attempted to run away.

He was arrested and searched, with officers alleging they located $17,000 cash, and quantities of Cannabis and Ice in a bum bag.

The 27-year-old man was conveyed for mandatory blood and urine tests before he was taken to Newcastle Police Station.

He was later charged with drive recklessly/furiously, use unregistered vehicle, use uninsured vehicle, drive with license expired, deal with the proceeds of crime, supply prohibited drug and possess prohibited drug (x3).

The man was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Wednesday 12 December 2018).

Inquiries into the incident continue.

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