Police disrupt drug distribution
Police have vowed to continue targeting illicit drug dealers and users in the Mid West after raids last week resulted in 17 people charged in Mount Magnet, Cue and Meekatharra.
Officer-in-charge at Mount Magnet Police Station Sergeant Mike Dearnley said the success of the operation, involving three police stations, warranted further action in the future.
“We’re confident we’ve had a major impact on the local distribution of drugs,” he said. “It probably warrants this kind of operation again every month or every three months. “They won’t know until we arrive.” Last week’s operation involved police from Mount Magnet, Cue and Meekatharra, and a police dog and handler from the drug squad in Perth.
Under the Misuse of Drugs Act, officers executed warrants on 11 properties between July 10 and 13, seizing cash, mobile phones, cannabis and allegedly stolen property.
In all, 25 charges were laid in relation to illicit drugs. Among those who will face court are several people from Mount Magnet and Meekatharra who are charged with possession of a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply. Those charged are expected to face the Magistrate’s Court at Mount Magnet and Cue at a later date.
Police investigations are ongoing.
The police dog at work during last week’s operation.
Drugs, cash and drug paraphernalia seized during the four-day operation.