13 December 2022

Backpack filled with drugs allegedly found in a speeding vehicle

| Chris Roe
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Police Highway Patrol allege a passenger attempted to hide a backpack after a speeding vehicle was pulled over. Photo: File.

A passenger in a speeding vehicle has been charged with drug supply after a vehicle was pulled over in the Riverina on Monday (December 12).

Shortly before 2 pm, Murray River Highway Patrol was out checking speeds on the Hume Highway near Holbrook when a grey Hyundai was allegedly clocked at over 150 km/h.

Police stopped the vehicle at Little Billabong, and spoke with the two women in the car, a 21-year-old driver and her 23-year-old passenger.

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Police will allege that the passenger attempted to hide something under her seat as they approached.

A subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered a backpack allegedly containing almost 100 MDMA tablets, as well as quantities of amphetamine, cocaine and prescription medication.

Both were arrested and taken to Holbrook Police Station, where the passenger was charged with three counts of possessing a prohibited drug, two counts of supplying a prohibited drug – greater than indictable quantity, and one count of possess/attempt to, prescribed restricted substance.

She was granted conditional bail to appear in Holbrook Local Court on Thursday 19 January 2023.

The driver was issued an infringement notice for speeding.

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