DRIVER ALLEGEDLY FOUND WITH CANNABIS IN CAR AT RBT

A man will face court today after police found cannabis plants and almost 100L of fertiliser during a vehicle stop in Cessnock at the weekend.

On Saturday afternoon, police stopped a Holden Commodore at a roadside breath test on Aberdare Street.

Police say the 36-year-old driver, who has a disqualified licence, was driving under the influence of methylamphetamine, commonly known as ‘ice’.

After searching the car, police found cannabis plants, cannabis, electrical lighting equipment, powered globes and almost 100L of different varieties of fertiliser.

The Commodore was also deemed not road worthy, after police found several serious safety defects, including an aftermarket steering wheel without an airbag, an unsecure vehicle battery and unenclosed air filter.

The man was arrested and taken to Cessnock Police Station where he was charged with driving while disqualified, possess prohibited drug, possess prohibited plant and goods in custody.

The man was granted strict conditional bail and will appear at Cessnock Local Court today.