Police charge man with drug supply after being detected at border checkpoint

A man has been charged after being detected in possession of prohibited drugs as he crossed the border from Victoria into NSW overnight.

About 10.45pm (Monday 13 July 2020), police were enforcing the closure of Wodonga Place, South Albury, when they stopped and spoke with the driver of a white Hyundai Excel.

While speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, officers noticed that the 39-year-old passenger appeared to be drug-affected and the car smelled of cannabis.

Police conducted a search of the vehicle and allegedly located methylamphetamine concealed within a cigarette packet. While police were searching the vehicle, the man allegedly attempted to throw a coffee cup containing methylamphetamine into a nearby bin.

The Albury man was arrested and taken to Albury Police Station, where he was charged with supply prohibited drug.

The man was refused bail to appear in Albury Local Court today (Tuesday 14 July 2020), where he was granted conditional bail by the court to re-appear on Tuesday 1 September 2020.

He was also given directions under the Public Health Act to self-isolate for 14 days.

Anyone with information about drug supply in their community is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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