A man has been charged with drug and property offences in the Hunter region.

  • Two men were changing a blown tire after reports of grey Holden ute was driving in dangerous manner.
  • Police located the vehicle and found methylamphetamine and more than $2,000 in cash during search of vehicle in the Hunter.

About 2.45pm yesterday (Monday 4 January 2021), officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District were conducting patrols of Oyster Cove following reports of a grey utility undertaking dangerous driving behaviour in the area.

Police were driving along Oyster Cove Road when they located a grey Holden ute stopped on the side of the road with two men changing a tyre on the vehicle.

Officers stopped and spoke with two men – aged 20 and 25.

Following further inquiries, police conducted a search of the vehicle where they located methylamphetamine and more than $2,000 in cash – some of the notes were melted together.

The 20-year-old was arrested and taken to Nelson Bay Police Station.

He was charged with supply indictable quantity prohibited drug and deal with the proceeds of crime, as well as a breach of bail offence.