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Women on 100km flee before arrest over driving and drugs

A WOMAN from Merrylands has been charged following an alleged 100km long police pursuit across western Sydney last week.

The pursuit began about 6pm on Tuesday, October 6, after Cumberland Police allegedly saw a blue Kia sedan being driven in a dangerous manner on Bolton Street, Guildford.
With the assistance of Pol Air, the Kia was allegedly tracked through Guildford and Granville before it stopped at The Trongate, Granville, and three occupants were seen exiting the vehicle.
Police said the Kia then continued driving through Auburn, Bonnyrigg and St Marys, before driving into a car park on Station Street. Two occupants of the Kia exited the vehicle and entered a Holden Cruze parked in the car park.
Upon searching the Kia, police allegedly seized a mobile phone, sim cards, cannabis and methylamphetamine.
About 7.15pm, police stopped the Holden on Forrester Road, Ropes Crossing, and arrested four occupants, including a woman, aged 24, who is alleged to have been the driver of the Kia during the earlier pursuit.
She was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, and two counts of possessing a prohibited drug. A conviction warrant was also executed for other traffic, drug and property offences.
The three other occupants of the Holden were released pending further investigation.

Seize drugs, cash in car
A MAN from Guildford has been charged after police allegedly seized more than $33,000 worth of prohibited drugs during a vehicle search in Old Guildford last week.
On Monday, October 5, about 6.30pm, police stopped a car on Boughton Street and during a search of the vehicle, allegedly located 45g of methylamphetamine concealed under the centre console, heroin, mobile phones and $1,300 cash. The total estimated potential street value of the drugs was $33,750.
The 48-year-old driver was charged with supply prohibited drug (between indictable and commercial quantity), possess prohibited drug, and deal with property proceeds of crime, while his 19-year-old passenger was released pending further inquiries.