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Traffic stop ends with drugs charge
Traffic stop ends with drugs charge

A routine traffic stop yesterday ended with a Dianella man being charged with drug possession.

Traffic Enforcement Group officers were conducting targeted patrols in Dianella as part of an Easter traffic operation when the man was pulled over yesterday afternoon.

"A police officer on an unmarked police motorcycle observed a man who appeared to be using his mobile phone while driving," police said.

The officer signalled to a police officer on a marked police motorcycle to stop the man on Morley Drive, near Randerson Place.

"The man provided the police officer with a name, but was unable to provide any documentation to prove who he was," police spokesman Samuel Dinnison said.

"The police officer noticed something that appeared to be hidden between the seat and centre console. It looked like a wallet.

"The vehicle was searched and the man's wallet was located. A driver's licence was located, which suggested the driver had given a false name."

Police said the man was driving while under suspension.

It is alleged a box containing 27 pills – believed to be ecstasy – was found under the driver's seat.

The 24-year-old man has been charged with having no authority to drive, using a mobile phone while driving, and possessing a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply.

He is due to appear in Perth Magistrate's Court on May 8.

His car has been impounded for 28 days.

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