Suspected drug dealer crashes car loaded with cannabis while drunk

A SUSPECTED drug dealer has crashed a car loaded with marijuana in northern New South Wales.

Police said the Mazda sedan was spotted being driven recklessly on the Newell Highway before crashing roughly 5km north of Bellata on Tuesday morning.

The 41-year-old man behind the wheel was arrested after failing a roadside breath test.


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It’s alleged police also found a kilogram of cannabis in the man’s vehicle which they say was bearing Queensland number plates.

The driver was taken back to Narrabri Police Station where it’s alleged he returned a subsequent breath analysis reading of 0.080.

He was charged with driving with a mid-range PCA and supplying and possessing a prohibited drug.

The 41-year-old was released on conditional bail and is set to front Narrabri Local Court next month.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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