Drug bust: Six weeks on the force and Constable Glenn Walker has bagged a 720g cannabis haul while conducting a random breath test on McLiver Street.
Drug bust: Six weeks on the force and Constable Glenn Walker has bagged a 720g cannabis haul while conducting a random breath test on McLiver Street. Valerie Horton

Rookie cop busts dad with drugs

IT WAS the best day on the job yet for a young police recruit and an extremely unlucky day for the Kawungan dad he pulled over.

Just six weeks into his posting at the Hervey Bay Police Station, Constable Glenn Walker busted a driver he had pulled over for a random breath test with more than 700 grams of cannabis.

About 7.50pm Thursday Constable Walker pulled over the 28-year-old male who was driving his partner and three small children down McLiver Street.

After breath testing the man Constable Walker noticed the smell of cannabis and conducted a search of the car.

The driver produced a small amount he had on his person but a search of the boot revealed four bags filled with cannabis which had allegedly been concealed in a pram.

Sergeant Darryn Morris said he was proud of the station's latest recruit for picking up the smell of cannabis and investigating further.

He also said the bust was a perfect example of how the law would always eventually catch up with drug offenders.

“It just goes to show that police-conducted random breath tests can be anywhere, anytime,” Sgt Morris said. “If we notice people who look or behave suspiciously we'll investigate further.

“Thankfully this officer thought it was necessary to do so in the case and his instincts paid off.”

The driver was charged with possession of a dangerous drug.

He was released on police bail and given a notice to appear in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on November 4.



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