Police lay charges – Drug and traffic offences – Jabiru

Northern Territory Police have arrested a 27-year-old man and 34-year-old woman following a traffic apprehension on Oenpelli Rod, Jabiru.

Police located the vehicle around 2:40am yesterday in a declared drug area.

The 27-year-old driver was subjected to a drug saliva test which returned a positive result. He was then arrested for a drug analysis.

Police then conducted a search of the vehicle using Drug Detector Dog Astra who located seven taped packages of cannabis to the rear driver’s side cargo door. A further package of cannabis was located in the 34-year-old woman’s handbag. Police seized the cannabis which weighed 672 grams in total.

The 27-year-old man later tested positive for amphetamine.

He was charged with:

  • possess schedule 2 dangerous drug – commercial quantity
  • supply schedule 2 dangerous drug – commercial quantity
  • drive with prohibited drug in body
  • drive with child unrestrained
  • drive with child in load space.

He will appear before Darwin Local Court today.

The woman was charged with:

  • possess schedule 2 dangerous drug – commercial quantity
  • supply schedule 2 dangerous drug – commercial quantity
  • adult passenger fail to wear seatbelt.

She will appear before Maningrida Local Court on Tuesday 1 September 2020.

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