Police charge two after drugs, $100,000 cash found in hire car at Tweed Heads

A man and a woman have been charged after police seized drugs and more than $100,000 cash in a hire car in the state’s north last night.

Just after 7pm (Friday 12 June 2020), officers attached to Tweed/Byron Police District Proactive Crime Team noticed a Holden Equinox driving in an unusual manner on Kennedy Drive, Tweed Heads.

Police stopped the Holden and spoke to the driver, a 47-year-old man, who told them he was mixing his dinner while driving.

During a subsequent search of the vehicle, officers allegedly seized 600 MDMA tablets, 25g of liquid LSD, 600 tablets of LSD, 8g cocaine, 122g of cannabis, and $106,000 in cash.

The passenger, a 22-year-old woman, was also allegedly found in possession of drugs.

The pair were arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

The man was charged with supply prohibited drug (large commercial quantity), supply prohibited drug (commercial quantity x2), supply prohibited drug (between indictable and commercial quantity), supply prohibited drug (between small and indictable quantity), knowingly deal with proceeds of crime, and deal with property proceeds of crime.

He was refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court today (Saturday 13 June 2020).

The woman was charged with resist officer in execution of duty and possess prohibited drug (x2).

She was granted conditional bail to appear before Tweed Heads Local court on Monday 13 July 2020.

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