A man has been jailed for 12 months after charges arising from a routine traffic stop.
About 10:20pm, on Sunday, November 3, Police attached to the Southern Traffic Group Cootamundra, sighted a blue Mitsubishi Magna travelling south on the Olympic Highway into the township of Cootamundra.
The vehicle was stopped, and seen to be occupied by two adult males and three adult females.
The driver, a 26 year old male of a Junee address was placed under arrest for a positive road side drug test, to methylamphetamine.
The driver's NSW P1 Provisional drivers licence was also found to be disqualified until 05/03/2022.
Police noted that three other vehicle occupants possessed current NSW drivers licences.
Upon a search of the vehicle where numerous items of drug paraphernalia, 1.4 grams of what police believe to be "ice", knuckle dusters, an alloy baton, $2300 cash and two knives were located.
A female passenger was issued with an infringement for possession of a knife in a public place.
Another female passenger was issued with a traffic infringement notice for "passenger not wear seatbelt".
The driver was conveyed to Cootamundra Police Station, where secondary testing proved positive for methylamphetamine.
The driver later participated in an electronic record of interview, and was charged with drive whilst disqualified, possess prohibited drug, and two counts of possess prohibited weapon.
He was bail refused by Police to attend Wagga Wagga Local Court on November 4, 2019, where, upon a plea of guilty to the offences, he was sentenced to a period of 12 months imprisonment.