Drugs seized in traf­fic stop

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Three Wan­garatta men have been charged with var­i­ous drug of­fences after a rou­tine traf­fic stop in Ber­ri­gan on Satur­day night.

Po­lice stopped a car driv­ing in Jer­ilderie St about 9.45pm for a ran­dom breath test but said a strong smell when speak­ing to the driver led to a search of the car and its oc­cu­pants.

Sub­se­quently, po­lice charged a 19 yearold man with al­leged pos­ses­sion of cannabis and uten­sils to ad­min­is­tra­tor drugs.

An 18 year-old man was al­legedly found in pos­ses­sion of ke­tamine and MDMA, and po­lice also al­lege he was car­ry­ing a pocket knife.

A sec­ond 19 year-old man was al­legedly also found with ke­tamine, MDMA and cannabis.

Po­lice said they also found a ‘bong’ and other cannabis prepa­ra­tion ma­te­ri­als in the back of the car.

All three were charged pend­ing a court ap­pear­ance.

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Two men were charged for al­leged cannabis pos­ses­sion in two separate in­ci­dents in Ba­rooga on Fri­day.

A 49 year-old Wagga man was charged about 3.30pm when po­lice al­legedly saw cannabis on the dash­board of his car.

Po­lice re­port to have seen the drug when ap­proach­ing the car, which was parked on the side of the Mur­ray Val­ley High­way.

As they got closer, po­lice said they also saw some of the drug on the pas­sen­ger seat.

About 20 min­utes later, po­lice al­lege to have found a small bag of cannabis when search­ing a 40 year-old Vic­to­rian man.

Both men have been or­dered to ap­pear in court on the separate charges.

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Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a break and en­ter at the Ber­ri­gan Scout Hall.

Be­tween 10pm on Fri­day and 10am Satur­day the front en­trance door has been forced open.

Po­lice say noth­ing of value is be­lieved to have been taken from the hall.

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