Drugs found in man’s car

A MAN caught driving an unregistered vehicle in Virginia, while unlicensed and under the influence of drugs, has been arrested after police located drugs in his car during a routine stop on Friday night.

Police stopped a station wagon towing a caravan on Old Port Wakefield Road at around 8.30pm, when checks revealed the caravan was unregistered.

The driver, a 47-year-old Paralowie man who was also unlicensed, submitted to a driver screening test and returned a positive result to methylamphetamine and cannabis.

Patrols searched the vehicles and located a quantity of cannabis, an ice pipe, a quantity of methylamphetamine and cash.

The man was arrested and charged with possessing a controlled drug for sale, and unlawful possession. He was also issued an expiation notice for driving unlicensed, unregistered and uninsured, before being bailed to appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on May 17.

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Matteo Gagliardi joined The Bunyip in August 2016 with almost two years experience in regional print media, having previously worked at a community newspaper in Swan Hill, Victoria. Covering politics, local government and crime, Matteo likes to sink his teeth into hard-hitting issues, but also enjoys spending time getting to know the Gawler community. Matteo also has a passion for science, agriculture and the environment, and has previously worked as a media officer at the Australian Science Media Centre.

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