Man charged with drug offences following vehicle check

A MAN has been a charged with drug offences, while a woman may be charged, following a routine vehicle check.

Wellington Highway Patrol intercepted a vehicle for the check on Friday about 6.20pm.

The 56-year-old female driver returned a positive drug test. Because of the positive result, a search of the vehicle was performed under the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act.

During the search, 116 grams of methylamphetamine and about $8000 in cash was found.

The 36-year-old male passenger was arrested and charged with trafficking a drug of dependence and remanded in custody to appear at the Sale Magistrates Court at a later date.

The driver may be charged on summons for drug impaired driving at a later date.