At 2.15am on Saturday morning, police were patrolling the Pacific Highway at Ewingsdale when they stopped a vehicle for a random breath test, leading to a surprising haul.
Police said that after ‘interaction and conversations’ with the 76 year old male driver, they informed him that his vehicle would be searched for prohibited drugs.
As a result of the search, police located eight garbage bags containing 75 cryovac bags, filled with what police allege is cannabis, in the boot of the vehicle. The total weight of the prohibited drug was 36kgs.
The driver was arrested and conveyed to Byron Bay Police Station where he was charged for Supply Prohibited Drug being a Commercial Quantity. He was Bail Refused to appear before Byron Bay Local Court on today, Monday 18 January 2021.
In other police news, a 44 year old woman was issued a Field Court Attendance Charge for mid Range PCA, in Tweed Heads, on Friday morning.
Following her arrest, she submitted to a breath analysis at the police station which returned a result of 0.119 grams of alcohol in 210 litres of breath.
The woman’s driver’s licence was suspended. She will appear before the Tweed Heads Local court on 8 February 2021. She was also issued an infringement notice for exceeding speed limit.
In Byron Bay, a 19 year old man was also arrested early on Sunday morning following a random breath test. At the station, his test returned a reading of 0.150 grams of alcohol in 210 millilitres of breath.
He will appear at Byron Bay Local Court on 8 February 2021.