9 April 2013
Methamphetamines were detected in the skipper of a boat competing in the Easter snapper competition at Whyalla.
The operator of the vessel was tested during a joint operation with department safety officers and South Australia Police.
The man was directed to cease operating or crewing the vessel.
The results of the test have been sent for analysis and confirmation. If testing confirms the results they will be sent to prosecutors.
The penalty for operating a boat under the influence of drugs is a fine of between $900 and $1300 for a first offence.
During the competition a total of 10 operators were tested for drug use and 62 for alcohol.
Fortunately no one returned a positive alcohol test.
For more on alcohol and drug testing go to the page on sa.gov.au/boatingmarine