Heroin, cash, phones seized when car stopped in Northern Beaches

Heroin – allegedly hidden in a lunchbox – cash and two mobile phones have been seized after a woman was stopped while driving through the Northern Beaches yesterday.

It was about 2.30pm (Thursday 10 April 2020), when officers attached to Northern Beaches Police Area Command stopped a black Toyota Yaris on Powder Works Road in Elanora Heights, for the purpose of a random breath test.

After speaking with the 47-year-old female driver, police searched the car, seizing heroin – which was concealed in a lunchbox – as well as two mobile phones and more than $1200 cash. The heroin has an estimated potential street value of $28,000.

The woman was arrested and taken to Manly Police Station.

When a search warrant was executed at a home on Tallawarra Place in Narrabeen about 7pm, police seized cannabis and a further $3450 cash.

The woman has now been charged with supply prohibited drug (indictable), and deal with the proceeds of crime.

She has been granted conditional bail to appear at Manly Local Court on Wednesday 10 June 2020.

The woman’s 14-year-old daughter was a passenger in the vehicle at the time. Family and Community Services is being notified.

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