Drugs seized; man charged, NSW

A man has been charged with commercial drug supply following a vehicle stop in Newcastle.

About 5.30pm yesterday (Friday 7 May 2021), police from Port Stephens – Hunter Police District stopped a car on Maitland Road in Sandgate.

Officers spoke to the driver, a 58-year-old man, before conducting a search of his vehicle.

During the search, police located and seized methylamphetamine and cocaine.

The drugs were seized, and the man was arrested and taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station.

A short time later a search warrant was executed at the man’s Fullerton Cove home. During the search, police located and seized further prohibited drugs, along with a large sum of cash, silver and gold bars, and silver bullions.

The man was charged with supply prohibited drug – large commercial quantity (x2).

He was refused bail to appear at Raymond Terrace Local Court on Monday (10 May 2021).

Inquiries by local police continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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