Port Stephens police seize 'magic mushrooms', cash in roadside car search at Nelsons Plains

'Magic mushrooms', cash seized in roadside car search

A man allegedly found with a commercial quantity of drugs during a vehicle stop in Nelsons Plains last month was due to appear in court on Monday.

Port Stephens-Hunter Police District officers were traveling along Raymond Terrace Road at Nelsons Plains about 10.25pm on May 1 when they noticed a grey Holden Cruze parked on the side of the road.

The officers stopped and spoke with the 19-year-old male driver before carrying out a search of the car.

Police located and seized more than 120 grams of psilocybin, commonly known as magic mushrooms, as well as a small amount of cannabis, drug paraphernalia and cash.

The man was arrested and taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station where he was charged with supply prohibited drug larger than commercial quantity, possess prohibited drug and deal with proceeds of crime.

He was refused bail and faced Newcastle Local Court on May 2. At this appearance the man was granted conditional bail and scheduled to appear in Raymond Terrace Local Court on Monday, June 29.