Pair face metham­phetamine charges

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

Two peo­ple have been charged with pos­sess­ing a traf­fi­ca­ble amount of metham­phetamine in Kar­ratha.

Po­lice of­fi­cers al­legedly found about 55g of the drug in the pos­ses­sion of two peo­ple driv­ing a ve­hi­cle away from a sus­pected Nickol drug house on Mon­day, April 18, at 9am.

Wil­liam With­nell and Bo-Delle North ap­peared at Kar­ratha court the next day, both on charges of pos­sess­ing metham­phetamine with in­tent to sell or sup­ply.

The amount of meth al­leged to have been re­cov­ered is in ex­cess of the thresh­old for drug traf­fick­ing stip­u­lated by the Mis­use of Drugs Act and would re­sult in the pair be­ing la­belled drug traf­fick­ers if con­victed.

Both ac­cused are be­ing held in re­mand un­til their next court ap­pear­ances in com­ing weeks.

Kar­ratha po­lice Con­sta­ble An­dre Abadi said finding such a large amount of meth usu­ally hap­pened only thanks to in­for­ma­tion from the pub­lic.

“For it to hap­pen on a ran­dom ba­sis is very rare, but with good in­tel­li­gence-led polic­ing, we can find them,” he said.

“It’s thanks to the peo­ple of Kar­ratha call­ing us that we’ve been able to do this ef­fi­ciently.”

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