About 11.30am on Saturday, May 13, a police noticed male was located in a silver coloured Ford Fiesta that was parked on Chinderah Bay Drive at Chinderah with a number of drug related items beside him in the car.
He also appeared to be drug-affected.
Police searched the male and the vehicle and allegedly located a small quantity of methyl amphetamine, a small quantity of cannabis and a small quantity of MDMA.
Also in the vehicle were a number of items police believed to have been stolen from Surfers Paradise.
The 36-year-old male from Reserve Creek was charged with possessing a prohibited drug, receiving property stolen outside the state and goods in custody suspected of being stolen or otherwise unlawfully obtained.
He will face Tweed Heads Local Court on May 22.