The man was found by police when they were conducting a stop-and-search operation on the N17 road near Chrissiesmeer
The man from Durban was stopped and searched near the Chrissiesmeer Police Station and was found with the drug weighing 7,5 kilograms with an estimated street value of R6 000.
The man was caught by community members in Eziphuzeni, Fernie, who alerted the police who were patrolling the area.
A female passenger in a bus across the street was grazed by a stray bullet.
The men appeared in the Ermelo Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 12 October and were released on bail.
Trucks have been set alight and protesters have blocked the road with burning tyres and rocks.
According to Mayflower Police, the suspects, aged between 36 and 61 years old, are charged with public violence after participating in the unlawful protest which became tense when they closed down the road with big rocks and burning tyres.
A body was found by residents in Cwebezela.
According to Ms Magda Venter, manager of the Oak Centre, the guards working at the centre confiscated a firearm suspected to have been used in the attempted robbery.
The owner of the store next door notified the ACSU guards and the manager of the Oak Centre of suspicious activity.
According to Ermelo Police spokesperson, Capt Carla Prinsloo, the police have opened a judicial post mortem investigation, as it does not seem that an offense has been committed.