A driver from South Australia’s north has been charged after police spotted a car with number plates made of paper, and allegedly found drugs and weapons inside.
- The car was displaying paper number plates covered in sticky tape, police say
- Cannabis and methamphetamine were allegedly found inside the BMW
- The 31-year-old driver is expected to appear in court in September
The 31-year-old man is facing several drugs, driving and weapons charges after being stopped at Port Augusta about 11:00am on Tuesday.
Police said the BMW was pulled over after a patrol spotted “fake number plates made of paper”, which were covered in sticky tape.
After conducting a search of the car, police allegedly found a meat cleaver, a homemade knife and an ice pick.
They also allegedly located small bags containing cannabis and a substance believed to be methamphetamine.
Police said the driver, who was allegedly unlicensed, also produced a used syringe and a pair of scissors he was carrying at the time.
He was arrested and charged with driving without a licence, using false number plates, driving an unregistered and uninsured car, as well as drugs and weapons offences.
He is scheduled to appear in court on September 7.