Police charge man after 2kg of cannabis seized from car in Drake

A man has been charged after 2.2kg of cannabis was seized during a vehicle stop in the state’s far north-west yesterday.

About 4pm (Sunday 21 July 2019), police stopped a Ford Falcon utility on the Bruxner Highway in Drake, between Casino and Tenterfield, for a random breath test.

While speaking with the driver, police smelt an odour coming from the vehicle, believed to be cannabis.

After conducting further police checks on the driver, police searched the vehicle and located ten bags of cannabis, weighing between 54.5 grams and 255.5 grams, totalling 2,236 grams.

Police also seized cash and a mobile phone.

The driver, a 28-year-old man from Armidale, was arrested and charged with supply cannabis and possess prohibited drug.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Casino Local Court on Thursday 22 August 2019.

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