BUSH RAVE RAID
Police seized ecstasy and synthetic cannabis from partygoers attending an “illegal bush rave” of more than 200 people near Narrogin, in a routine traffic operation.
Police have seized ecstasy and synthetic cannabis from party-goers attending an “illegal bush rave” of more than 200 people near Narrogin as part of a routine traffic operation.
The Saturday night operation on the normally quiet Wearne Road in the Youraling State Forrest, 100km south of Perth on September 15, led to the seizure of 47 tablets believed to be MDMA, synthetic cannabis, cannabis and drug paraphernalia.
Police say inquiries into the possession of the 47 ecstasy tablets with intent to sell or supply are ongoing, along with the unlawful possession of medication with intent to sell or supply.
Two incidents in which synthetic cannabis was seized are also set to be analysed.
As well as conducting 54 random breath tests, five of the 13 drivers drug-tested returned positive tests for cannabis or methamphetamine. The operation lasted eight hours from 6pm-2am and included officers from Wagin, Pingelly and Narrogin.
Five people were charged with possessing cannabis and drug paraphernalia, 16 minor cannabis and drug paraphernalia possession offences led to cannabis intervention requirements being issued, and a juvenile was also cautioned for the possession of MDMA.
Police say they became aware of the “illegal bush rave” at the conclusion of the operation and the high volume of traffic was a result of the rave in the forest area.
A Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions spokesperson said while the rave was being investigated, it was often difficult to identify the organisers.
“If the department is able to identify the organisers, they may face fines or prosecution under the Conservation and Land Management Act 1984 and associated regulations,” the spokesperson said.
“DBCA is aware that from time to time events such as this have occurred in isolated areas of State forest.
“DBCA is often left with the task of cleaning up after these events.”
DBCA is often left with the task of cleaning up after these events. Department spokesperson
Police seized drugs from drivers and passengers.