Man, woman charged over shock discovery in hire car at Tweed Heads

A man who was pulled over for “mixing his dinner while driving” has been charged after police uncovered a stash of drugs and more than $100,000 cash in a hire car at Tweed Heads.

Officers stopped the driver of a Holden Equinox just after 7pm on Friday after noticing the vehicle driving in an unusual manner on Kennedy Drive.

The driver, a 47-year-old man, told police he was “mixing his dinner while driving”.


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It prompted officers to search the car, where they allegedly found 600 MDMA tablets, 25g of liquid LSD, 600 tablets of LSD, 8g cocaine, 122g of cannabis, and $106,000 in cash.

The passenger, a 22-year-old woman, was also allegedly found in possession of drugs.

The pair were arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

The man was charged with supply prohibited drug (large commercial quantity), supply prohibited drug (commercial quantity x2), supply prohibited drug (between indictable and commercial quantity), supply prohibited drug (between small and indictable quantity), knowingly deal with proceeds of crime, and deal with property proceeds of crime.

The woman was charged with resist officer in execution of duty and possess prohibited drug (x2).

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At least the border closures are assisting Qld in stopping elicit drugs and criminal activity entering the state.
Good work to the diligent police force.