A 22-year-old woman will face Taree Local Court today (Tuesday February 16) after allegedly being in possession of prohibited drugs at Taree Court House.
The woman attended the court house at 12.30pm on Monday February 15 and was approached 15 minutes later by police after they received information about her carrying illegal drugs.
She allegedly told the officers, "I'm not that stupid to bring drugs into a court."
Police asked the woman to follow them into a private room for a search, to which she allegedly replied "no worries, you can search me."
As officers went to search a brown wallet that was contained in her bag, the woman grabbed and opened it before removing an item to hold in the palm of her hand.
When asked what she had, the woman allegedly stated it was "just pot." The woman was cautioned, informed it was an illegal drug and was told to hand it over to police.
The woman then allegedly dropped a small clear resealable bag on the counter that contained clear granules, evidently not marijuana.
Officers asked the woman what the substance was and she allegedly stated it was a cutting agent used in methylamphetamine.
The woman stated the bag did not contain any illegal substance.
Police seized the substance, returned to Taree Police Station and conducted a presumptive test which showed the substance was methylamphetamine.
The woman was charged with possessing a prohibited substance to face court.