Drug trafficking arrest

A 50-year-old Whyalla man was charged with drug trafficking after a routine traffic stop in Bolivar on Tuesday, with police locating 2kg of methamphetamine inside his vehicle.

About 6.15pm a motorcycle police officer travelling on Port Wakefield Road at Bolivar stopped a blue Ford sedan.

After a search of the driver's vehicle uncovered the illegal substance, he was arrested and charged with drug trafficking. The man was refused bail appeared in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

"This is a significant seizure," Acting Detective Chief Inspector John Martschink from the SA Police Serious and Organised Crime Branch said.

"Police are acutely aware of the harm caused by methamphetamine in the community," he said.

"This harm is often magnified in rural communities such as Whyalla."

"Members of the public who have information about drug trafficking or manufacture are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333000 or report online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au - you can remain anonymous."