Cops find $50,000 worth of cannabis in speeding car

A man has been charged after police allegedly found four knives and $50,000 worth of cannabis in his car during a traffic stop on the NSW Mid North Coast.

Police say officers detected the man’s Corollla sedan travelling at 105km/h in an 80km/h roadwork zone along the Pacific Highway at Cooperabung around 12.20am this morning.

Officers intercepted the vehicle and issued the 47-year-old male driver with an infringement notice.


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A short time later, police say officers located the vehicle stopped at the Cooks Lane rest stop in Clybucca.

This time, the 47-year-old man was arrested on an outstanding warrant and officers searched his car.

During the search, officers allegedly found 7.3 kilograms of cannabis, cannabis seeds and four knives.

Police say the drugs have an estimated potential street value of $50,000.

The man was taken to Kempsey Police Station and charged with two counts of possessing a prohibited drug, supplying a prohibited drug and being in custody of a knife in a public place.

He was refused bail to face Port Macquarie Local Court tomorrow.