Car stolen, plates replaced in alleged theft
POLICE have charged a man with stealing a car in East Lismore.
Richmond Police District crime prevention officer senior constable David Henderson said the car was stolen on Sunday morning.
He said police had today charged a man in relation to this.
"At 5:50am this morning police saw the stolen vehicle being driven along Ballina Road, Lismore,” he said.
"The driver, a 21 year old Lismore man, was placed under arrest.
"Checks revealed he is a suspended driver and an incorrect plate was attached to the car.”
He said police searched the 21-year-old and found methamphetamine and cannabis in his possession.
A roadside drug detection test provided positive readings for both drugs, Sen Cnst Henderson said.
He was charged with driving a conveyance without consent of the owner, driving while suspended, using a vehicle displaying misleading number plates and two counts of possessing a prohibited drug.
A further charge may be laid depending on the outcome of the drug analysis.
The man is expected to face Lismore Local Court in October.