Highway Patrol police who stopped a driver for speeding through Young have allegedly found a package of cocaine in the boot of the car.
Police attached to Young Traffic and Highway Patrol had been alerted to a driver allegedly driving dangerously between Young and Cowra.
Shortly after 4.35pm on Sunday, September 18 they stopped a black Audi sedan after it was allegedly detected travelling at more than 100km/h in a 60km/h zone in Elizabeth Street at Young, and spoke with the 35-year-old driver.
Police will allege that when the man’s vehicle was searched a package containing cocaine was found in the boot.
The drugs have an estimated potential street value of up to $67,000.
The man, from Orange, was arrested and taken to Young Police Station where he was charged with
• Drive manner dangerous,
• Possess drug – indictable quantity; and,
• Breach of bail.
He was bail refused and taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station, where he will appear at Wagga Wagga Local Court.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Command’s Acting Assistant Commissioner, David Driver, praised the work of the Young officers.
“While this arrest began with a report of a vehicle being driven dangerously, it was good work by the Highway Patrol officer that led to the recovery of the drugs,” A/Assistant Commissioner Driver said.
“This demonstrates how Traffic and Highway Patrol officers across NSW have the training, skills and initiative to identify potential offenders beyond obvious road offences.
“I commend the good work shown in today’s arrest; it should send a message to all motorists that Highway Patrol officers are always on the lookout for offenders, be they speeding, driving dangerously, or carrying illicit drugs,” A/Assistant Commissioner Driver said.
Break and enter
At 4.50am on September 11 in Bourke Street a 75 year-old man awoken by loud noises disturbing a male who had entered the residence. The male demanded money from the residence before exiting through the front door, which had been forced open.
Two POI’s are described, a Caucasian male 180cm tall of thin build, wearing a light coloured hoodie possibly with a bandanna on his face and a male 165-170cm tall.