Two charged after cash and drugs seized following a vehicle search – Moree

Two people will face court today after police seize drugs and over $12,000 cash following a vehicle search in the state’s north yesterday.

About 4pm (Tuesday 2 January 2024), officers attached to New England Police District were patrolling Moree when they stopped, to speak with the occupants of a Ford Ranger, parked at the intersection of Frome and Adelaide Streets.

As officers approached the Ford, a woman – wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant – was seen leaving a nearby shop. The 37-year-old was arrested.

Police spoke to the driver – a 54-year-old man and during a subsequent search of the vehicle, officers located and seized, over $12,000 cash, white substance believed to be methylamphetamine and cocaine, two mobile phones and large amount of opal gemstones.

The man was also arrested and they were both taken to Moree Police Station.

He was charged with supply prohibited drug, possess prohibited drug, and knowingly deal with proceeds of crime.

She as charged with the outstanding warrant for dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception.

Both were refused bail to appear at Tamworth Local Court today (Wednesday 3 January 2024).

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