Chinderah woman drove with drugs

WHEN Natalie Overall was stopped by police at Tweed Heads for an RBT she told them her name was Muttet, which police said sounded like “Mutten”, despite correcting herself a few times.

She told an officer a crystal substance found in her car was cake icing.

Overall, 28, of Chinderah, pleaded guilty in Lismore Local Court on Tuesday to possession of amphetamine and driving under the influence of a drug (amphetamine) at Tweed Heads at 10pm on November 3 last year.

She also pleaded guilty to being a driver who stated a false name and driving when her licence was suspended.

Police facts state officers stopped her Mitsubishi Magna on Blundell Boulevard and were told she did not have her licence on her because she was only going up the road “to drop off stuff” at the Salvation Army.

Senior constable Andrew Simpson stated she was very nervous and police believed she was hiding something and searched her car.

A Tupperware container held a plastic bag with a tablet inside and two other packets held a crystal substance.

“It’s an eccy tablet,” Overall reportedly told the officer.

“And the other stuff is speed.

“I had some earlier; I ate it.”

A lolly container was also found with three plastic satchel bags inside.

One of the bags contained two small tablets of LSD, one bag held a brown substance police stated was amphetamine, and a pink substance was icing sugar.

Police facts stated a crystal substance found was a cutting agent which Overall told them was “icing”.

She was taken to Tweed Heads hospital where blood and urine samples were taken.

An analysis established she had amphetamine present in her system with a report by a forensic scientist finding the level was enough for her to have been driving under the influence.

Defence lawyer Dannielle Stubbs said her client had no previous police record for these types of matters and the Crown prosecutor responded it was a case where treatment and counselling for drug issues would be appropriate.

Magistrate Robyn Denes ordered a Presentence Report and adjourned sentence to August 3.




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