Man’s unusual shopping trolley haul results in charges

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Police have charged a man with multiple offences after he was caught with allegedly stolen copper and drugs.

About 11.30am on Saturday, February 3, police have seen a male walking on Castlereagh Road, Penrith, who was pushing a shopping trolley with copper in it.

Police have stopped and had a conversation with the 51-year-old St Clair man.

It is alleged the man informed police that he had spoken with a man at a nearby abandoned building and he had been collecting the copper from there and other locations.

The copper was seized as it was suspected of being stolen.

The man was searched. Also located on the man was a small resealable bag containing methamphetamine, LSD and three packets of buprenorphine strips.

The man was charged with three counts of ‘possess prohibited drug’ and two counts of ‘Goods in personal custody suspected being stolen’.

He will appear in Penrith Local Court on February 13.

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