Pair face methamphetamine charges
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.”