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Drugs have been seized after Traffic and Highway Patrol Command officers responded to a driving complaint about a truck on the road from Lismore to Casino on Friday night (October 20).

Just before midnight , a call was made to 000 about a truck being driven in a menacing manner, including tailgating a vehicle.

Officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command stopped a prime mover at Johnston Street, Casino, just after midnight and spoke to the 39-year-old driver.

He returned a negative result for a roadside breath test but a drug test gave a positive indication. The results have been sent for further testing.

Police then searched the truck, seizing about 5g of what’s believed to be methyl-amphetamine as well as various drug paraphernalia.

The man was placed under arrest and taken to Casino Police Station where he was charged with supplying a prohibited drug, possessing a prohibited drug, knowingly driving motor vehicle in menacing manner, operating vehicle in a matter that caused concern for others’ safety, and driving behind other vehicle too close to stop safely.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Casino Local Court on Wednesday 15 November 2017 and issued a prohibition notice which prevents him from driving for 24 hours.

Inquiries continue.


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