Police sniff out drug driver at border checkpoint

State Highway Patrol members got more than they bargained for after noticing a strong smell of cannabis coming from inside a vehicle they stopped at a border checkpoint this morning.

The vehicle, driven by a 30-year-old Moama man, was stopped at the border in Barmah for a permit check just after 7am.

While the driver and the passenger both had valid permits to cross the border, police noticed a strong smell of cannabis coming from inside the vehicle.

The vehicle was subsequently searched, and police located a small amount of what is believed to be cannabis and ice.

The man also underwent a drug test which returned a positive result.

He is expected to face a $496 fine and six-month suspension for drug driving, along with receiving a caution in relation to the drugs located.

Police also issued a defect notice for several faults on the vehicle.

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