Police charge two men with drug offences at Casino

Two men have been charged with drug offences after a vehicle stop in the state’s north yesterday.

About 2.35pm (Wednesday 21 January 2021), officers from Richmond Police District stopped a black Range Rover 4WD on Dyraaba Street, Casino, and spoke with the driver, a 35-year-old man, and passenger, a 34-year-old man.

Police searched the vehicle and allegedly located more than $1,000 in cash, a small amount of cannabis and drug paraphernalia.

More than 26.5 grams of methylamphetamine was also allegedly located on the passenger. The estimated potential street value of the drugs is $19,875.

Both men were arrested and taken to Casino Police Station.

The driver, from Goonellabah, was charged with drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, possess prohibited drug, two counts of supply prohibited drug (indictable), and deal with property proceeds of crime.

The passenger, from Rosebank, was charged with two counts of possess prohibited drug, supply prohibited drug (indictable) and deal with property proceeds of crime.

Both men were refused bail to appear in Casino Local Court today (Thursday 21 January 2021).

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