Po­lice hail pub­lic help in plant haul

Albany Extra - - Extra News - Sjanna San­dalova

Po­lice have thanked the com­mu­nity for their as­sis­tance, which led to the seizure of 3kg of cannabis from a home in Dum­b­leyung.

A search war­rant was is­sued last Thurs­day morn­ing af­ter Dum­b­leyung and Wa­gin po­lice of­fi­cers worked closely with Nar­ro­gin de­tec­tives.

The team ar­rested a 46-year-old man.

The man had his first court ap­pear­ance in Perth on Fri­day and is fac­ing a num­ber of charges, in­clud­ing pos­ses­sion of cannabis with in­tent to sell and sup­ply.

Dum­b­leyung po­lice Sergeant Alby Dan­den­verg said it was ob­vi­ous cannabis was grow­ing in the house.

“On en­ter­ing the house it was quite clear that three rooms were set up for hy­dro­ponic grow­ing,” he said.

“Af­ter a search of the house, we seized in ex­cess of 3kg of cannabis ma­te­rial and 19 plants — 3kg is the limit where you de­clare as a traf­fick­ing amount.”

Dum­b­leyung po­lice said the cannabis haul was a dis­play of great team­work be­tween po­lice and the com­mu­nity.

“We were suc­cess­ful in this ar­rest due to fol­low­ing in­quiries and lo­cal in­tel­li­gence gath­ered by po­lice and, more im­por­tantly, com­mu­nity in­for­ma­tion that has been put for­ward by mem­bers of the pub­lic,” Sgt Dan­den­verg said.

“We want to em­pha­sise the im­por­tance of com­mu­nity in­for­ma­tion and peo­ple com­ing for­ward with their sus­pi­cions in re­la­tion to drug ac­tiv­ity.

“This is just a clas­sic ex­am­ple of what great out­comes we can have when mem­bers of the pub­lic come for­ward with good in­for­ma­tion.”

Nine­teen plants and 3kg of cannabis was seized from a Dum­b­leyung home.

Pic­tures: Dum­b­leyung po­lice

Dum­b­leyung and Wa­gin po­lice and Nar­ro­gin de­tec­tives seized plants and cannabis.

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