Police drug dogs have been brought into pubs and clubs in NSW to combat the possession and sale of illegal substances.
Specialist licensing police walked through 11 licensed premises at Lake Macquarie on Friday night.
As a result of the operation, police detected two men with drugs in venues on Main Road in Cardiff.
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At around 4.00pm, a 27-year-old man was approached by a drug dog and subsequently searched by police.
He was found to be in possession of cannabis and was issued with a caution.
Then, at around 8.45pm, police say a 37-year-old man was detected with drugs.
He was charged with possession of prohibited drugs and was issued a Future Court Attendance notice to appear at Belmont Local Court on Wednesday 27 July.