In Law & Order

Eastwood Local Area Command

Victor P Taffa

About 10.50 pm on Sunday 22nd August 2010, Police were patrolling the lower carpark area at James Henty Oval, Cherrybrook.

Police officers then approached a parked car which contained three males and a female. Police spoke to an 18 year old male from Bella Vista who was seated in the driver’s seat.

There was a strong smell of cannabis being emitted from the vehicle. All persons were removed from the vehicle and a smoke filled bong was located on the floor. The male person admitted that he had been smoking cannabis.

A search of the vehicle located a metre long aluminium pole with a blue handle, an extendable baton and a pair of scissors. The male person was arrested and taken back to Hornsby Police Station.

He was charged with possession of equipment for administering prohibited drug, self administer prohibited drug, have custody of an offensive implement in a public place, custody of knife in public place and possess a prohibited weapon without permit. He will appear at Hornsby Local Court on the 22nd September 2010.


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