A man has been charged after police allegedly located a kilogram of cocaine in his pants during an arrest in the Hunter Region yesterday.
On Saturday (5 September), officers attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Police District were called to a home at East Maitland following reports of a domestic-related incident.
Upon arrival, police spoke with a 30-year-old woman.
During a subsequent search of the home, police allegedly located and seized cannabis, methylamphetamine, steroids, cocaine, and more than $20,000 cash.
As part of further inquiries, about 12.30pm yesterday (Wednesday 9 September) officers from the Northern Region Domestic Violence High-Risk Offender team and the Port Stephens-Hunter Proactive Crime Team attended an industrial shed on Giggins Road, Heatherbrae, when a man jumped out a side window and attempted to evade police.
The 31-year-old man was arrested a short time later when police noticed a large package hidden inside the man’s shorts.
The package was removed and found to contain 1kg of cocaine. It was seized for forensic examination.
A crime scene was established and a search warrant was executed at the industrial property, where police located and seized motorcycles, a car, methylamphetamine, cash, mobile phones and knuckle dusters.
The man was taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station and charged with five offences, including supply large commercial quantity prohibited drug, possess prohibited drug, attempt stalk/intimidate intend fear of harm (domestic) and deal with proceeds of crime.
He was refused bail to appear at Maitland Local Court today (Thursday 10 September).
Investigations are continuing and further charges are expected to be laid.