A 32-year-old Macquarie man was arrested by members from Belconnen Police Station earlier today on knife and drug possession charges (Friday, November 18).
About 1.20pm police attended K-Mart at Westfield Belconnen after receiving a report of suspicious activity. The man was spoken to and consented to search of his items, where police located a knife inside a bumbag.
As the man was being arrested, he attempted to swallow a small clip seal bag which police will allege contains a white crystallised powder suspected to be methamphetamine. A struggle ensued between police and the man with all parties falling to the ground.
The 32-year-old was taken back to Belconnen Police Station and will be charged with possessing a drug of dependence, possessing a knife in a public place, breach of bail, theft and obtain property by deception.
He will face the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow.