Car rollover turned drug bust in Far North

Two bottles of Jim Beam, a cask of wine and a small toiletries bag containing four resealable bags of cannabis were found a short distance from the wreck.
Two bottles of Jim Beam, a cask of wine and a small toiletries bag containing four resealable bags of cannabis were found a short distance from the wreck.

A police call out to a single vehicle rollover has landed one man in hot water, charged with drug trafficking.

About 12pm Saturday June 20, Ernabella police were called to Umuwa in the state's Far North, after a Commodore sedan containing five people lost control and rolled off the road into an embankment.

When police arrived they allegedly located a bag hidden in bushes a short distance away containing two bottles of Jim Beam.

Soon after they found a cask of wine and a small toiletries bag containing four resealable bags of cannabis.

A 33-year-old Pipalyatjara man, who had been a passenger in the car, was reported for drug trafficking. He will be summonsed to court at a later date.

Patrols then contacted Northern District detectives, and following an investigation they attended and searched a home in Burton.

At the address police allegedly found a further quantity of cannabis which was seized and a 34-year-old Burton woman fined for possession.

Under the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights Act 1981, it is an offence to consume, possess, sell or supply alcoholic liquor on the lands.