Man charged after drugs seized during vehicle stop

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A man has been charged with commercial drug supply following a vehicle stop in Newcastle.

At about 5.30pm yesterday (Friday 7 May), police from Port Stephens – Hunter Police District stopped a car on Maitland Road in Sandgate.

Officers spoke to the driver, a 58-year-old man, before conducting a search of his vehicle.

During the search, police located and seized methylamphetamine and cocaine.

The drugs were seized, and the man was arrested and taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station.

A short time later a search warrant was executed at the man’s Fullerton Cove home.

During the search, police located and seized further prohibited drugs, along with a large sum of cash, silver and gold bars, and silver bullions.

The man was charged with supply prohibited drug – large commercial quantity (x2).

He was refused bail to appear at Raymond Terrace Local Court on Monday (10 May 2021).

Inquiries by local police continue.