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Freeway Car Crash Leads to Drug Arrest

Police Murray Bridge

A Murray Bridge man has been arrested on drug trafficking charges after he was involved in a car crash on the South Eastern Freeway.

About 10.45 pm on Friday 23 October, police responded to an incident near St Ives after a Toyota Camry left the road and collided with a guard rail. The driver was not injured.

Checks on the driver’s licence revealed he was disqualified.

Police conducted a search and allegedly located an methamphetamine and four bags of cannabis in his possession and in his vehicle.

The 36-year-old man was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled drug and driving while disqualified.

The man’s home was later searched where officers allegedly located more cannabis, drug paraphernalia and cash. He was further charged with trafficking in a controlled drug and has been bailed to appear in the Murray Bridge Magistrates Court on 2 December.