Drugs found in car after chase


More than a kilogram of cannabis has been located in a car which was driven at speed from police through the local area last night.

About 8.45pm on Friday, officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command attempted to stop a car detected speeding on Mamre Road, St Clair.

The vehicle failed to stop and police commenced a pursuit which was terminated due to the manner of driving, including the car reaching alleged speeds of up to 180km/h.

“PolAir continued to monitor the car as it travelled west of the M4, with officers on the ground again initiating a pursuit about 9pm, but terminating it a short time later,” a Police spokesperson said.

“Road spikes were used to bring the car to a stop on the M4 near the Russell Street exit at Emu Plains just minutes later.

“Two men fled the vehicle on foot with officers arresting the men, aged 36 and 24, nearby. They were taken to Penrith Police Station.”

Police searched the car, locating 1.385kg of what is alleged to be cannabis in three bags in the boot.

The 36-year-old man was charged with ‘police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously (Skye’s law)’, ‘exceed speed by more than 45km/h’, ‘not stop vehicle when directed to do so’ and ‘drive while unlicensed’.

He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today.

The other man was released pending further inquiries.