A SOUTH Australian woman has escaped serious criminal charges after police found illicit substances in her vehicle on Thursday evening.
A Stawell Police spokesperson said the 41 year old driver was intercepted in Great Western for a routine check at around 5.30pm.
During the intercept, the spokesperson said officers located an amount of cannabis and psilocybin, the active ingredient of 'magic mushrooms'.
The driver was processed by way of a drug diversion notice.
Acting Senior Sergeant Eddie Malpas said the bust shows the community police are working to stop offenders.
"It is extremely disappointing to see that people are travelling through our region with drugs in their possession," he said.
"However the community should take solace in the knowledge that our crews are out there, anywhere - anytime, intercepting these offenders."
A drug diversion notice can be issued to low-level or first-time offenders, and a person can accumulate two cautions only.
To be eligible for a drug diversion, the offender must admit to the offence and not be involved in any other crime at the time of apprehension.
The Drug Diversion program involves providing police cautioning notice for using or possessing illicit drugs other than cannabis to those offenders aged ten years and over.
The caution carries the condition of undertaking a clinical drug assessment and any prescribed drug treatment session by the offender.
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