Pub­lic tip-offs lead to cannabis seizures

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Perera

Roe­bourne po­lice have seized two hauls of cannabis in Wick­ham in re­cent weeks, thanks to in­for­ma­tion from the pub­lic.

On Mon­day, De­cem­ber 7, po­lice searched a house af­ter res­i­dents con­tacted them about a sus­pected dealer.

Of­fi­cers found 74g of cannabis, sev­eral thou­sand dol­lars in cash and other items re­lated to the sup­ply of cannabis. A man was charged with pos­ses­sion with in­tent to sell and sup­ply and other charges re­lated to the cash.

The sec­ond, un­re­lated seizure came af­ter a pub­lic tip about a ju­ve­nile sus­pected of be­ing in­volved in the sup­ply of cannabis.

On Sun­day, De­cem­ber 13, of­fi­cers con­ducted a stop and search and al­legedly found 17g of cannabis split into 20 bags.

The ju­ve­nile was ar­rested and charged with pos­ses­sion of cannabis with in­tent to sup­ply.

The man and the ju­ve­nile are on bail wait­ing to ap­pear in court.

Roe­bourne po­lice act­ing of­fi­cer in charge Glen Beros said the force re­lied on in­for­ma­tion from the pub­lic.

“You can re­port via Crime Stop­pers, a call to the sta­tion on 9182 1133 or to po­lice of­fi­cers on the street,” he said.

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