Man carrying handbag busted for drugs

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A man has been charged after possessing prohibited drugs in Penrith.

About 12.10am on Saturday, December 3, police were patrolling King Street, Penrith when they saw a man carrying a women’s handbag.

Police stopped and attempted to speak to the 28-year-old Harris Park man but he allegedly verbally abused them, yelling profanities at them.

The man was stopped but allegedly continued to swear at officers and clenched his fists.

Police had to physically control the man who was lashing out at them and he was sprayed with OC spray before being handcuffed.

The women’s handbag was searched and police allegedly located numerous clear resealable plastic bags containing methylamphtamines and others containing tablets.

The man was charged and will appear at Penrith Local Court on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

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