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Drug and traffic charges, Smithfield



A 27-year-old Mooroobool man was arrested and charged following a vehicle intercept at Holloways Beach yesterday afternoon.

A Smithfield police crew was travelling inbound on the Captain Cook Highway near Stratford just before 2pm yesterday when they observed a sedan travelling outbound at speed.

The officers advised a second Smithfield crew, who subsequently attended the area and made patrols of Holloways Beach, locating and intercepting the vehicle on Boronia Street.

Officers spoke with the driver and a male passenger who was later released without charge.

A search of the vehicle allegedly located a significant quantity of cannabis in two packages, a quantity of methylamphetamine, restricted medication and a sum of money.

The property was seized, and the 27-year-old man was charged with a total of eight offences including three counts of possession of a dangerous drug, possession of property suspected of being the proceeds of a drug offence, driving and unregistered/uninsured motor vehicle, unlicenced driving, and using a registration plate from another vehicle.

The man is due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court later this morning.

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