Tuesday 25th Apr, 2017

Dealer bagged after not tapping Opal card

Photo: Creative Commons
Photo: Creative Commons

Police are alleging the discovery of thousands of dollars of illicit substances on a teenager who was questioned after being caught by transit officers for travelling on a Sydney train without a valid ticket.

NSW Police said they arrested a 19-year-old man on a citybound train at Wyong, north of Sydney, at around 9.15pm on Saturday night, March 18.

The man, from NSW’s Central Coast, had been stopped by Police Transport Command officers for allegedly travelling without a valid ticket.

Upon questioning and searching the man, the officers allegedly found 238 ecstasy tablets, as well as MDMA capsules, cannabis, diazepam, and a knife.

Diazepam is the prescription drug first marketed as Valium.

The man was charged with seven offences, including possession, supply of an indictable quantity of a prohibited drug, possession of a prescribed restricted substance, carrying a knife in a public place, and possession of suspected stolen goods.

The man was taken to Gosford Police Station and later granted conditional bail.

He is to appear in Gosford Local Court on Friday, March 24.