UPDATE 11am: 

POLICE have revealed a white substance was found along with the 5000 ecstasy pills after a driver was intercepted on the Bruce Highyway in Torbanlea. 

Acting Senior Sergeant Chris Farlow said the value of the ecstasy tablets could be worth up to $30 a pill. 

Acting Senior Sergeant Chris Farlow inspects the ecstasy pills found in a speeding driver's car.
Acting Senior Sergeant Chris Farlow inspects the ecstasy pills found in a speeding driver's car. Eliza Wheeler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EARLIER: 

A MAN pulled over for speeding in Maryborough has been charged with possession of 5000 ecstasy tablets with a street value of $100,000. 

Sergeant Steve Wheeler said police pulled over the driver around 11.55pm on Wednesday night in an unlicensed car and travelling at an alleged speed of 120kmh. 

When police pulled the man over they discovered 5000 ecstasy tablets valued approximately $20 each, bringing the street value to an estimated $100,000. 

Sgt Wheeler said police were making enquiries into the case and the man would appear in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court this morning and has been charged with possession of drugs. 

He said drugs were not tolerated by police and with no quality control, they are a danger to the community.

"You have to be so careful, you just don't know what goes into these tablets," Sgt Wheeler said.

He said police would crack down on highway patrols during the school holidays.  


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