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  • Jason Regan

Police nab drugs and cash in separate Riverina incidents

A man has been charged over the alleged supply of prohibited drugs, following a vehicle stop in the Eastern Riverina on Thursday.

At about 10 am on Thursday Cootamundra Police were travelling along the Snowy Mountain Highway at Tumut when they stopped a Toyota Corolla for random roadside testing.

Officers spoke to the driver – a 26-year-old man – before he returned a positive result to a random drug test. A subsequent search of the vehicle, the driver and the passengers – a man and woman – was conducted.

During a search of the 41-year-old male passenger, police seized almost $2000 cash inside a bag, 25.5g of methylamphetamine and 12.7g of cannabis. The estimated potential street value of the prohibited drugs is more than $8000.

The older man was arrested and taken to Tumut Police Station where he was charged with multiple drugs charges, and knowingly dealing with proceeds of crime.

In a separate incident in the West of the Riverina, Two people appeared in court yesterday charged as part of an ongoing investigation into the alleged supply of prohibited drugs in the region.

Strike Force Midriff was established in September this year to investigate the supply of methylamphetamine and drug-related crime in the Griffith area.

Murrumbidgee Police executed a search warrant at a home on School Street, Hanwood, five kilometres south of Griffith, at about 8.30 am Thursday.

During a search of the property, police seized methylamphetamine, ammunition, an extendable baton, laser pointer, a zombie knife and other items relevant to the investigation.

A 22-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman were arrested at the home and taken to Griffith Police Station.

The man was charged with 26 drug-related, weapons and other offences. The woman was charged with supplying prohibited drugs and breach of bail.


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