Routine stop nabs drug haul: Police

A ROUTINE traffic stop by police patrolling Centenary Heights has ended with a man held in custody on serious drug charges.

Patrolling officers had pulled over a car for licence and registration check about 1am Friday.

Police claim the car's occupant, Blaire Christopher Cooper, was found with more than 80 tablets suspected as being the illicit drug MDMA (ecstasy), medication, a weapon, cash and a drug related utensil.

The 26-year-old has been charged with possession of schedule 1 drug in a quantity exceeding schedule 3 but less than schedule 4; unlawful possession of a weapon category A, B or M; possession of property suspected as being proceeds of an offence under the Drugs Misuse Act; possessing suspected stolen property; and possession of a drug utensil.

He has not as yet been required to enter any pleas to the charges.

Cooper was held in custody overnight with his matters put before the Toowoomba Magistrates Court yesterday morning.

His solicitor Nathan Bouchier told the court he did not require his client to be brought into court and sought an adjournment.

There being no application for bail, Magistrate Bruce Schemioneck remanded Cooper in custody and adjourned all matters for committal mention back in the same court next month.
 



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