5 December 2022

Sleeping driver charged after police patrolling Hume Hwy allegedly find drugs worth $1.3 million in car

| Claire Fenwicke
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Police have allegedly found $1.3 million worth of meth after checking on a man sleeping in a vehicle beside the Hume Highway. Photo: NSW Police

A man found sleeping in a vehicle just off the Hume Highway has been charged after drugs worth $1.3 million were allegedly discovered by police.

Officers were patrolling the Hume Highway at Manton, east of Yass, when they came across a vehicle parked on an access road at about 7:50 am on Sunday (4 December).

Police saw the driver asleep on the wheel and woke him up to see if he was okay.

Officers then searched the vehicle, where they allegedly found 1.3 kilograms of methylamphetamine in two large resealable bags, with an estimated potential street value of more than $1.3 million.

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They also allegedly found $16,500 in cash.

The 33-year-old man was arrested and taken to Yass Police Station, where he was charged with supply prohibited drug large commercial quantity, and deal with proceeds of crime more than $5000.

Police allegedly found $16,500 in cash inside a vehicle parked beside the Hume Highway. Photo: NSW Police.

The man was refused bail to appear in Goulburn Local Court today (Monday 5 December 2022).

Investigations are ongoing.

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