Car laden with drugs crashes into tree at Chinderah


A 30-YEAR-OLD Dunbible man will face a range of charges after he crashed his car into a tree at Chinderah on Saturday, April 22.

Police said it was around 9pm when they were called to Chinderah Road following reports of a car crashing into a tree.

Witnesses told police they had seen the 30-year-old leave the drivers seat of the car and fall over next to the vehicle.

Police and ambulance officers arrived at the scene a short time later and the man was taken by ambulance to The Tweed Hospital, where he was treated for a broken leg.

Police said a search of the man’s car had located methyl-amphetamine, cocaine, cannabis, MDMA, a quantity of cash, a knife and equipment used for the alleged supply and use of prohibited drugs.

A check on the man’s driver’s licence also revealed it was disqualified until 2028 for numerous traffic offences.

On Monday, April 24, the man was released from hospital and was arrested.

He was charged with a range of offences including possessing a prohibited weapon without permit, four counts of possessing prohibited drugs, goods in custody suspected of being unlawfully obtained, supply prohibited drug, drive vehicle whilst licence is disqualified and negligent driving.

Police are still waiting for the results of blood tests to determine if the man was affected by alcohol and or drugs. The man was bailed refused to appear before Lismore Local Court on the June 20.