Jerrawangala traffic stop leads to woman charged with drug possession

FOR the second time this week Shoalhaven police have made a good drug bust.

Around 2am on Friday general duty officers were travelling on the Princes Highway at Jerrawangala, south of Nowra, when they stopped a Holden Cruze.

Police searched the southbound vehicle and allegedly found several bags of drugs.

Police recovered a number of small plastic bags containing methamphetamine or ice, and another bag with what is believed to be ecstasy.

The five bags totalled 3.2 grams of illegal drugs.

A 26-year-old Nowra woman, who was a front seat passenger in the vehicle, was arrested and taken to Nowra Police Station and charged with two counts of possessing a prohibited drug and supplying prohibited drugs.

She was granted bail and will appear in Nowra Local Court on January 16.

Earlier this week a 44-year-old Culburra Beach man was charged after drugs worth close to $30,000 were allegedly found during a search of his home.

Police executed a search warrant on the home in Greenbank Grove around 9am Tuesday and allegedly found hydroponic equipment,  four cannabis plants growing in a shed and 19 cannabis saplings. Due to the age and growth of the saplings, only 14 were considered to be plants. Officers also allegedly found a quantity of cannabis leaf.

Police said the drugs had a potential street value of $30,000.

The man will appear at Nowra court on January 30 over the possession and cultivation of prohibited drugs.