A man who attended Port Macquarie Police Station to retrieve a lost phone was eventually arrested after allegedly returning a positive result to methylamphetamine.
Police said that on Sunday November 4, a 43-year-old man from Rushes Creek attended the police station about a lost phone. Whilst at the station, police advised him that his driver’s licence had been suspended due to a fine default.
The man returned to a vehicle parked on Sunset Parade. Police allege the man then drove to Murray Street where he was stopped by police.
He was subjected to a random breath test and a random drug test. Police allege the latter test returned a positive result to methylamphetamine.
Officers from the Mid North Coast local area command arrested the man and he was taken to Port Macquarie Police Station where he underwent a second test which was also allegedly positive.
The sample has been sent to Lidcombe Analytical Laboratory for further analysis and confirmation.
Whilst speaking to the male at his vehicle, police allegedly smelt cannabis coming from inside the vehicle.
A 23-year-old female passenger from North Tamworth allegedly admitted to smoking cannabis in the vehicle the night before.
Police allege they uncovered half a gram of cannabis during a search of the vehicle.
She was also taken to the Port Macquarie Police station and issued with a court attendance notice to appear at the Port Macquarie Local Court on December 12.
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