Festival contractor caught by police with 260 grams of cocaine, other drugs

A huge amount drugs, including 260 grams cocaine, has allegedly been found stashed in the car two men travelling to work at Australia's , which kicks f next Thursday (January 25).

Police arrested the men at a Ballarat petrol station, about half an hour from the festival site at Lexton, Victoria, on Wednesday (January 18) after allegedly finding drugs, cash, electronic scales and zip lock bags in their Toyota ute.

reports police allegedly seized 260 grams cocaine, 86 times the trafficable quantity, valued about $85,000 AUD, 84 grams cannabis, 15 grams MDMA, 25 grams amphetamine and amphetamine paste, one litre GHB and four grams hashish.

Cash totaling $12,453 AUD as well as $6200 in US dollars was also allegedly seized from the ute, the paper reports.

One the men told police he was contracted to work at next week’s festival and his business, Psyclone Tents, was supplying equipment.

Rainbow Serpent organisers said in a statement: "the Rainbow team works incredibly hard to keep our patrons safe and to have a legitimate voice in the community around drug law reform and harm minimisation.

"To see this morning’s report that one our contractors has been charged with serious drug fences has left us in shock and extremely disappointed. We unreservedly condemn these actions and appreciate the work Victoria Police for preventing those drugs from arriving on site."

Scott Carbines is Mixmag's Australian Digital Content Editor, follow him on

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