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.