Breath test leads to drug charges
A ROUTINE breath test has turned into a major drug bust for Coffs Harbour police.
A woman, 48, is now before the courts on a charge of manufacturing a prohibited drug after police searched a white Hyundai Excel at Park Beach.
Highway patrol officers stopped the vehicle at the intersection of Hogbin Drive and Arthur Street at 9am on Friday and then breath-tested the driver.
Her result was negative but she produced a photocopy of a Queensland driver's licence and the vehicle had no registration label, police allege.
They further allege the plates were from a Commodore stolen from Park Beach Plaza.
Police searched the vehicle when the passenger, a 49-year-old man, started to act suspiciously.
They hit the jackpot when they found a cooler bag containing glassware and an iodine bottle along with flasks and iodine crystals.