Yet another criminal mastermind tries to dispose of cannabis cache right in front of cop

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An Australian driver initially was pulled over for dangerous driving, but later was charged for that and obstructing the police by ripping open bags of illegal drugs and trying to dump them before an officer could arrest him. 

The 29-year-old driver was observed in his truck travelling in a dangerous manner about midday on Oct. 9, notes a statement from the Queensland Police.

Directed by the highway patrol officer to pull over, the driver did so but failed to comply with the officer’s instruction to remain seated inside the truck. The police then saw the man try to conceal some property under his seat.

While being arrested for non-compliance, the man “allegedly obstructed police by attempting to tear open packets of drugs on the roadside,” notes the statement.

It didn’t take long for the police to find out what the driver was trying to ditch. A search of the vehicle revealed 12 kilograms of cannabis in cryovaced packets inside a cardboard box. Police also discovered small quantities of MDMA, cocaine and cash.

A search of the vehicle revealed 12 kilograms of cannabis in cryovaced packets inside a cardboard box, small quantities of MDMA, cocaine and cash. 

The unidentified man has been charged with obstruct police, three counts of possessing a dangerous drug and possessing property suspected of being the proceeds of an offence under the Drugs Misuse Act . He was denied bail and was scheduled to make a first court appearance on the charges this week.

Weed being chucked from vehicles to avoid being discovered with bud onboard is hardly new, with motivation for the tosses ranging from panic to intent.

A U.K. man seen by police seemed to fit in the first group when he allegedly made good his escape by pitching a big bag of bud out the window of his vehicle. Unfortunately for the driver, the bag he left behind had fingerprints that the police planned to check out so they could track down the fleeing owner.

Although not a bag full, police say a 60-year-old man in Louisiana caught their attention for a traffic violation. The driver heeded the directive to stop, but is alleged to have tossed a suspected joint after exiting the vehicle.

That prompted a search of the car and then the man’s home, which revealed suspected crack cocaine, more than US$900 ($1,125) in cash, as well as unidentified amounts of cannabis, cocaine, crack cocaine, hydrocodone, amphetamines, vyvance, ecstasy, oxycodone, carisoprodol, tramadol, promethazine and drug paraphernalia.

And late last year in Texas, an officer with the Ferris Police Department was speaking to a driver he had pulled over on Interstate-45 when he heard a big bang. The bang turned out to be chiller chock full of cannabis of questionable quality that had been dumped on the other side of the highway.

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