TWO people have been arrested and charged after police discovered a stash of ice during a roadside breath test.
About 12am on Sunday police stopped a car on Maitland Street Muswellbrook.
Officers from Hunter Valley Highway Patrol searched the vehicle and seized 26 grams of crystal methylamphetamine, also known as ice.
A 38-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman, both from Maitland, were arrested at the scene and later charged with supply prohibited drug and possess prohibited drug.
The female driver of the vehicle also underwent a random drug test which returned a positive reading to methylamphetamine.
The man was bail refused to attend Muswellbrook Local Court on the January 29 and the woman was bailed to March 4.
Operation Safe Return, the state’s January long-weekend road safety operation continues until 11.59pm on Monday.
Double demerits will be in place over the entire long-weekend for all speeding, mobile phone, seatbelt and motorcycle-helmet offences.
“As we enter the second half of the operation, please take care in your travels so you arrive home safely from the weekend’s festivities,” Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command said.
Key statistics from the operation:
- Total infringements issued (not speeding): 4384
- Speed infringements: 2330
- Breath tests: 96, 826
- Drink-driving charges: 104
- Lives lost: 3
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