Stopped: Esperance police officer-in-charge Senior Sargent Richard Moore with the haul of drugs and weapons seized last Wednesday on South Coast Highway.POLICE have seized about $12,000 worth of drugs allegedly smuggled into Esperance.
A Perth man was stopped after allegedly being caught speeding at 169 kilometres per hour on the South Coast Highway last Wed nesday.
Esperance police Constable Damien Lalor said the man was allegedly detected speeding near the Collier Road turnoff, some 5km out of Esperance at 9.40am.
A substantial quantity of about 10 grams of amphetamines, 51 ecstasy tablets, 18 grams of cannabis, smoking implements, weapons, including a laser light and a baseball bat, and scales were allegedly found in the Hyundai i20 hired by the offender.
Constable Lalor said police had grounds to seize the vehicle under hoon legislation.
“The vehicle was travelling 59km/h over the 110 zone, so the vehicle was going to be seized,” he said.
Constable Lalor said the driver’s behaviour led them to search the vehicle. He said the offender was arrested, his car seized and he was brought back to the Esperance Police Station.
The man is 38 years old and from Clarkson.
He has been bailed to return to Perth and will appear in the Esperance Magistrate’s Court this month.
Esperance police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Richard Moore said the community should be happy with the result.
“This was a significant arrest that’s around $12,000 of drugs taken off the streets of Esperance and 51 ecstasy tablets that won’t make their way to the nightclub,” he said.
“The community should be thankful that these officers are doing what they’re doing.
“I’m very pleased with the result.”
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