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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Drugs, cash seized near Port Stephens

A man is expected to face Newcastle Local Court today charged with drug and property offences in the Hunter region.

Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District were conducting patrols of Oyster Cove following reports of a grey utility undertaking dangerous driving behaviour in the area.

Police were driving along Oyster Cove Road when they located a Holden ute stopped on the side of the road with two men changing a tyre on the vehicle.

Officers then spoke with the two males – aged 20 and 25.

Following further inquiries, police conducted a search of the vehicle where they located methylamphetamine and more than $2,000 in cash.

Some of the notes were melted together.

The 20-year-old was arrested and taken to Nelson Bay Police Station.

He was charged with supply indictable quantity prohibited drug and deal with the proceeds of crime, as well as a breach of bail offence.

The Lemon Tree Passage man was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court on Tuesday 5 January.