A man has been charged after he was allegedly busted throwing a coffee cup full of methylamphetamine into a bin after being pulled over at a border checkpoint in NSW.
It’s understood the man was travelling in a car which crossed the border from Victoria into NSW around 10.45pm last night.
“Police were enforcing the closure of Wodonga Place, South Albury, when they stopped and spoke with the driver of a white Hyundai Excel,” NSW police said.
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“While speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, officers noticed that the 39-year-old passenger appeared to be drug-affected and the car smelled of cannabis”.
Officers then conducted a search of the vehicle and allegedly found methylamphetamine concealed within a cigarette packet.
“While police were searching the car, the man allegedly attempted to throw a coffee cup containing methylamphetamine into a nearby bin,” police said.
The man, from Albury, was arrested and taken to Albury Police Station where he was charged with supply prohibited drug.
He was refused bail to appear in Albury Local Court today, where he was granted conditional bail to re-appear on Tuesday 1 September.
The man was also given directions under the Public Health Act to self-isolate for 14 days.