Children safe after police find car loaded with drugs and weapons

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TWEED HEADS Police pulled over a grey Jeep Grand Cherokee at Wharf Street on Wednesday, December 7, and allegedly found a stash of drugs and weapons while the man’s two young kids were on the back seat.

Police intercepted the vehicle at 3.40pm and spoke to the 42-year-old driver.

It will be alleged a search of the vehicle uncovered knuckle-dusters, a razor knife, Diazepam, MDMA, Xanax, Seroquel, cannabis, Ice, scales, and a number of items believed to have been stolen including electrical goods and perfume.

All items were seized for forensic examination and the man was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

He was charged with possess/use prohibited weapon, have custody of an offensive implement in public place, custody of knife in public place, four counts of possess prohibited drug, supply prohibited drug, and two counts of possess prescribed restricted substance.

The children, girls aged two and four, were taken by family members after being contacted by police.

The man was refused bail, to appear at Byron Bay Local Court today, Thursday, December 8.