Northern Territory Police have arrested a 31-year-old man after police located illicit items in his vehicle.
An off-duty police officer observed the man driving a vehicle in an erratic matter on the Stuart Highway near Adelaide River around 10:30am on 17 October. The vehicle was later observed speeding by on duty members approximately 30 kilometres north of Katherine around 12:00pm the same day.
Police apprehended the vehicle and conducted a drug saliva test which returned a positive result for methamphetamine. Drug Detector Dog Hugo was deployed and provided a conditioned response to the man and his vehicle. A subsequent search found approximately 14 grams of cannabis in the man’s underwear.
Police located and seized the following from the man’s vehicle:
- A machete style knife
- 2 x clip seal bags of cannabis
- 1 x clip seal bag containing 1 gram of methamphetamine
- A glass ice pipe
- 2 x tomahawk axes
- A packet of un-used clip seal deal bags
The man was arrested and conveyed to the Katherine Watch House where he participated in another drug analysis and returned a positive result for amphetamine and methamphetamine.
He was charged with:
- Drive with Prohibited Drug in Body
- Exceed Speed 0 – 15km hr Over
- Possess Schedule 2 Dangerous Drug – Public Place
- Possess Schedule 1 Dangerous Drug – Public Place
- Possess Thing – Administer Dangerous Drug
- Possess Controlled Weapon
He was also charged with drive with prohibited blood in drug in relation to a motor vehicle crash at Pine Creek on 16 June 2019.
He is due to appear in Darwin Local Court on 31 October 2019.