Police have charged two Townsville truckies after a drugs test on the Barkly Hwy earlier this month.
Around 11.40am on Wednesday, February 3, as part of a Barkly Highway road safety operation, officers from the Mount Isa District Road Policing Unit intercepted a heavy vehicle at the Fountain Springs rest area.
Police conducted a roadside drug test on both the driver and supervisor of the heavy vehicle.
Police will allege that these tests indicated both persons had a relevant drug present in their saliva when tested for the presence of cannabis and methyl-amphetamine.
It will be further alleged that a subsequent search of the vehicle located an amount of methyl-amphetamine and cannabis, along with a glass pipe and further utensils used for smoking an illicit drug.
A 48-year-old Townsville man has been charged with drug driving. He was also issued infringement notices for failing to complete his heavy vehicle work diary and failing to produce his work diary.
A 34-year-old Townsville man has been charged with drug driving, unlicensed driving, possess dangerous drugs and possess drug utensils.
Both men were issued with a 24-hour licence suspension and a Notice to Appear at the Mount Isa Magistrates Court on March 17.
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