More than 10 people have been arrested, including a 39-year-old woman who had previously been disqualified from driving until 2043, during a proactive police operation in the Shoalhaven.
The Nowra woman was caught behind the wheel of car during a vehicle stop in East Nowra over the three-day operation.
She has been charged with driving while disqualified.
Between Thursday and Saturday, April 16-18 officers attached to South Coast Police District led a joint proactive crime team operation, focusing on reducing crime throughout the Shoalhaven.
Officers from the proactive crime team, general duties police and the dog unit took part in the operation which targeted a range of criminal offences between Berry and Ulladulla.
Thirty people and 12 vehicles were searched across the operation with eight people issued court attendance notices for possessing prohibited drugs and 34 people issued traffic infringement notices for various offences.
Other charges of note included -
A 32-year-old Nowra man charged with attempted robbery with an offensive implement following an incident at a supermarket in East Nowra.
A 28-year-old Bomaderry woman and 21-year-old Nowra woman were both charged with drug possession following a vehicle stop in Moss Street, Nowra.
The 21-year-old woman was also charged with driving with illicit substance.
A 41-year-old Sanctuary Point man was charged with high range drink driving after being stopped by police on Kinghorne Street, Nowra.
South Coast Police District Inspector David Cockram said the number of people caught allegedly driving with drugs in their system was a concern for police.
"We had seven people test positive during roadside drug testing over the weekend, which is seven people too many," Inspector Cockram said.
"Driving with any kind of illegal substance in your system puts not only yourself, but others at risk on our roads. Police will not tolerate this kind of dangerous behaviour.
"We will continue to target and disrupt crimes in all its forms across the South Coast region."
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