A MAN has been cautioned when police discovered drugs in his car at a border checkpoint, after they noticed a strong smell of cannabis.
State Highway Patrol members noticed the smell after they stopped the vehicle at the border at Barmah just after 7am on Thursday.
The driver and passenger both had valid crossing permits, but the strong smell led police to search the vehicle.
Police found a small amount of what they believe to be cannabis and ice in the car.
The driver, a 30-year-old Moama man, returned a positive result after undergoing a drug test.
He is expected to face a $496 fine and six-month licence suspension for drug driving, as well as receiving a caution in relation to the drugs found.
Police also issued a defect notice for several faults on the vehicle.
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