Woman charged with drug and driving offences


A woman has been charged with drug and driving offences after police located cannabis and an electronic stun device in Newcastle on Saturday (28 November).

Shortly after 1am officers from Operation Utah – Northern Operational Support Group were travelling north along the Newcastle Inner City Bypass at Birmingham Gardens when they stopped a red Holden Clubsport.

Police spoke with a 25-year-old female driver and conducted a search of the vehicle.

During the search, police located and seized cannabis, an electronic stun device, drug paraphernalia and a liquid substance believed to be gamma-Butyrolactone (GBL). The liquid has been seized for further testing.

Police will also allege the vehicle was stolen earlier in the month from a Moree address, and that the number plates displayed were stolen.

The woman was arrested and taken to Waratah Police Station where she was charged with possess prohibited drug, possess prohibited weapon, goods in personal custody suspected being stolen and drive conveyance taken without consent of owner.

She was granted conditional bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court on Thursday 17 December.