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Drugs worth an estimated $28,000 found after Inverell vehicle-stop

A man was charged after drugs – methyl amphetamine, MDMA and cocaine with an estimated street value of more than $28,000– were found following a vehicle stop in Inverell in the early hours of Thursday morning while in a separate incident a man was arrested after allegedly escaping from a minimum-security correctional facility at Glen Innes on Wednesday.

About 12.50am today, officers attached to New England Police District stopped a silver Holden Commodore in Brissett Street, Inverell, due to the manner of driving.

After further checks, police conducted a search of the vehicle, locating and seizing methyl amphetamine, MDMA and cocaine.

A 40-year-old man was arrested and taken to Inverell Police Station.

He was charged with six counts of possess prohibited drug and four counts of supply prohibited drug.

The man was refused bail to appear at Tamworth Local Court today.

Meanwhile, a man has been arrested after he allegedly escaped from a minimum-security correctional facility at Glen Innes on Wednesday.

It was reported to police that about 12pm yesterday a man wearing prison greens was spotted in bushland adjacent to the New England Highway, 15km north of Glen Innes.

 

Officers attached to New England Police District commenced an investigation and began a search of the area.

At about 1.30pm a highway patrol officer observed a white Toyota Landcruiser travelling south on the New England Highway, about 5km from Glen Innes.

This vehicle had been reported stolen from a nearby property.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle, however, it allegedly failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated.

The pursuit continued into the township of Glen Innes, where the vehicle turned around and collided with the rear of the police vehicle.

The pursuit was terminated shortly after for safety reasons.

The vehicle was found on West Avenue, Glen Innes, where it is alleged, the man broke into the home and stole items and clothing.

About 2pm, the man was sighted at the local pool jumping a fence and was arrested a short distance away in a building at Wilson Park.

The 29-year-old man was located and arrested in the building and taken to Glenn Innes Police Station.

He was charged with inmate escape/attempt to escape from lawful custody, take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, break and enter house steal value and enter inclosed land not prescribed premises without lawful excuse.

The man was refused bail to appear at Tamworth Local Court (via AVL) today.

Media Release: Thursday, June 18, 2020