Father charged with driving young daughters around with drugs and weapons in car

A father has been charged with a range of offences after a stash of drugs and weapons were allegedly found in his car in Tweed Heads on Wednesday, while he was driving his two young daughters around.

Police pulled the Jeep Grand Cherokee over on Wharf Street around 3.40pm and spoke to the 42-year-old driver.

It will be alleged a search of the vehicle resulted in knuckle-dusters, a razor knife, Diazepam, MDMA, Xanax, Seroquel, cannabis, Ice, scales, and a number of items believed to have been stolen including electrical goods and perfume, located.


All items were seized for forensic examination and the man was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

The man was charged with possess/use prohibited weapon, have custody of an offensive implement in public place, custody of knife in public place, four counts of possess prohibited drug, supply prohibited drug, and two counts of possess prescribed restricted substance.

The children, girls aged two and four, were taken by family members after being contacted by police.

The man was refused bail, to appear at Byron Bay Local Court today.