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Charges - Drug driving - Katherine

Thursday 31-Jan-2019 08:30

Two males in Katherine have been charged in relation to drug and driving offences.

Police allege that on Tuesday 29 January 2019, a 34-year-old male driving on the Stuart Highway in Katherine refused to provide a roadside saliva test. He was subsequently arrested for a drug analysis.

The male’s 26-year-old passenger was searched pursuant to the Police Administration Act, with police locating a package containing 11 small deal bags inside his clothing.

The deal bags contained what appeared to be methamphetamine. A homemade bong was also located inside the vehicle.

Both males were conveyed to the Katherine Watch House, where the 34-year-old driver underwent a drug analysis and returned a positive result for cannabis, amphetamine and methamphetamine.

The 34-year-old was charged with:

  • Supply Schedule 1 dangerous drug (less than commercial quantity)
  • Possess Schedule 1 dangerous drug in a public place (less than traffickable quantity)
  • Possess thing to administer dangerous drug
  • Drive with prohibited drug in body
  • Drive with expired licence

The 26-year-old male was charged with:

  • Supply Schedule 1 dangerous drug (less than commercial quantity)
  • Possess Schedule 1 dangerous drug in a public place (less than traffickable quantity)
  • Possess thing to administer dangerous drug

The two are scheduled to appear in Katherine Local Court this morning.