Po­lice dis­rupt drug distri­bu­tion

Midwest Times - - NEWS -

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.

Pic­tures: Mount Mag­net po­lice

The po­lice dog at work dur­ing last week’s op­er­a­tion.

Drugs, cash and drug para­pher­na­lia seized dur­ing the four-day op­er­a­tion.

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