47 kilograms of cannabis strewn around Australian highway after multi-vehicle crash

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A highway collision involving multiple vehicles on the M1 Motorway in New South Wales (NSW) left more than wreckage in its wake, with responding police also finding 47 kilograms of weed and AU$39,000 ($37,050) strewn on the highway. Beyond the weed and cash, officers with the Tuggerah Lakes Police District of the NSW Police also found seven firearms, ammunition and a white powder believed to be cocaine, police note in a statement . All items were seized for “forensic examination.” Group of Australian women eat homemade cannabis edibles, pass out and violate COVID-19 gathering restrictions Study finds that using CBD alone has no negative impact on driving ability Cannabis worth over $1 million flies off a truck onto the highway The police report that the collision in the northbound lanes on the busy highway just before mid-day on Dec. 5 caused the canopy of a Toyota Landcruiser to dislodge. “The contents of the boxes fell onto the road, including vacuum-sealed bags of approximately 47 kg of cannabis and more than AU$39,000 cash ($37,050),” the statement notes. Traffic had to be diverted to clear cars that were backed up for about 7 kilometres. A 37-year-old Queensland man was arrested, treated at the scene for minor injuries and sent to hospital for a mandatory check. Upon his release, he was charged with dealing with the proceeds of crime, having money/property of more than AU$50,000 ($47,500), supplying prohibited drugs in a large commercial quantity, supplying a prohibited drug and not keeping a firearm safely. He was scheduled to make a first court appearance last weekend. In NSW, notes information from Criminal Defence Lawyers Australia , possessing a prohibited drug can result in a penalty of as long as two years in jail and/or a fine of AU$2,200 ($2,090). “Exceptions or defences to possessing…

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