POLICE uncovered a stash of cocaine worth up to $67,000 in the boot of a black Audi at Young on Sunday.
Highway Patrol police stopped a driver for speeding through the town and made the shock discovery at about 4.30pm.
Police attached to Young Highway Patrol had been alerted to a driver allegedly driving dangerously between Young and Cowra.
They stopped a black Audi sedan after it was allegedly detected travelling at more than 100km/h in a 60km/h zone in Elizabeth Street, and spoke with the 35-year-old driver.
Police will allege that when the man’s vehicle was searched, a package containing cocaine was found in the boot.
The drugs have an estimated potential street value of up to $67,000.
The man, from Orange, was arrested and taken to Young Police Station where he was charged with
• Drive manner dangerous,
• Possess drug – indictable quantity; and,
• Breach of bail.
He was bail refused and taken to Wagga Police Station, where he will appear at Wagga Local Court today.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Command’s Acting Assistant Commissioner, David Driver, praised the work of the Young officers.
“While this arrest began with a report of a vehicle being driven dangerously, it was good work by the Highway Patrol officer that led to the recovery of the drugs,” A/Assistant Commissioner Driver said.
“I commend the good work shown in today’s arrest; it should send a message to all motorists that Highway Patrol officers are always on the lookout for offenders, be they speeding, driving dangerously, or carrying illicit drugs.”