South Australia Police, in a conjunction with their counterparts in Victoria, conducted an operation on Thursday evening, targeting drug transit routes and border crossings in the Lower Limestone Coast and Western District of Victoria.
The operation also involved members from the Alcohol and Drug Testing Unit and Heavy Vehicle Enforcement Section.
South Australia Police issued a total of six defect notices and seventeen on the spot fines.
One driver was reported for drink driving and another for driving unregistered.
Five drivers were detected with drugs in their system – three with methamphetamine, one with cannabis and one with a combination of both.
Police also impounded a vehicle for 28 days and issued a on the spot fine for possession of a small amount of cannabis.
A 46-year-old man from Portland in Victoria, was arrested and charged with possessing a trafficable quantity of cannabis. It is alleged he was found in possession of just over 2.5kg of cannabis when stopped at a drug detection point at Donovans. He has been bailed to appear in court at a later date.
Police also arrested a 32-year-old man from Newtown in Victoria for driving while disqualified.
He was bailed to attend court at a later date. Police will continue to target drug transit routes and take action against those who possess, sell, traffick or manufacture illicit drugs.
If you have any information about illicit drugs, you are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.sa.crimestoppers.com.au
Sourced from SAPOL