Disqualified driver charged; weapons and drugs seized in Southern Highlands

A man will face court today charged with multiple offences after he was found in possession of drugs and weapons in the Southern Highlands yesterday.

About 2.30pm (Wednesday 21 October 2020), police were called to Station Street, Bowral, following reports an orange Ford Territory was being driven dangerously.

Officers from The Hume Police District located the vehicle a short time later, with the driver, a 36-year-old man, provided a positive roadside drug test.

As officers attempted to arrest the man, he allegedly fled on foot, before being apprehended a short time later.

A search of the man’s car revealed an electronic stun device, methylamphetamine, cocaine and prescription medication. These items were seized for forensic examination.

The Tahmoor man was arrested and taken to Southern Highlands police Station, where he was charged with:

– drive motor vehicle during disqualification period;

– learner not accompanied by driver;

– escape police custody;

– possess prohibited weapon without permit;

– supply prohibited drug (three counts); and

– possess prohibited drug.

He was refused bail to appear in Goulburn Local Court today (Thursday 22 October 2020).

Inquiries are continuing.

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