Man charged after cannabis found in car boot


A man has been charged after more than ten kilograms of cannabis was located during a vehicle stop at Tea Gardens on Wednesday 22 April.

At about 3.10pm, officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District were patrolling the area when they noticed a silver Ford Fairmont parked outside a forestry access track at the intersection of the Pacific Highway and Myall Way, Tea Gardens.

Police approached the vehicle and spoke with the driver – a 52-year-old man – before officers conducted a search of the man’s vehicle where they located three large garbage bags in the boot, allegedly containing 10.8kg of cannabis.

Officers also located a small amount of methylamphetamine.

The potential street value of the cannabis is estimated at more than $95,000.

The man was arrested and taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station where he was charged with several drug offences including supply prohibited drug less than commercial quantity and possess prohibited drug.

He was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Raymond Terrace Local Court on Monday 6 July.