Raids re­sult in slew of drug-re­lated charges

Albany Extra - - News | Extra -

Nar­ro­gin po­lice ex­e­cuted sev­eral search war­rants in the re­gion be­tween July 28 and Au­gust 3, re­sult­ing in 26 charges be­ing laid.

Five peo­ple from Nar­ro­gin and one from Cuballing were charged.

The 44-year-old Cuballing wo­man is charged with 13 of­fences.

Var­i­ous charges were laid un­der the Mis­use of Drugs Act, in­clud­ing pos­ses­sion of a pro­hib­ited drug with in­tent to sup­ply.

Po­lice said in­ves­ti­ga­tions were on­go­ing.

Fur­ther charges could also be laid.

Sergeant Mike Bick­ford said the po­lice had an on­go­ing re­liance on com­mu­nity as­sis­tance when it came to mat­ters like these.

“Es­pe­cially in less pa­trolled ar­eas, we re­ally need peo­ple to be re­port­ing in­for­ma­tion to Crime Stop­pers or to the Nar­ro­gin po­lice,” Sgt Bick­ford said.

“All in­for­ma­tion will be treated with con­fi­den­tial­ity so it’s im­por­tant for peo­ple to re­port any­thing sus­pi­cious that they see.

“We face a con­stant bat­tle against drug use but we will never ease up.”

As well as the 13 charges against the 44-year-old wo­man from Cuballing, sev­eral Nar­ro­gin res­i­dents were also charged.

A 23-year-old man faces eight charges, a 29-year-old man faces two charges, and a 20-year-old man, a 20-year-old wo­man and a 43-year-old wo­man are fac­ing one charge each.

If res­i­dents see any­thing sus­pi­cious they should call Nar­ro­gin po­lice on 9882 2555 or con­tact Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

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