Tip-off leads to ar­rest, drugs seizure

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

Roe­bourne po­lice have ar­rested a man for al­leged pos­ses­sion of drugs, firearms and thou­sands of dol­lars in cash thanks to in­for­ma­tion from the pub­lic.

Of­fi­cers ex­e­cuted a Mis­use of Drugs Act search war­rant at a prop­erty in Cheed­itha Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­nity on Thurs­day, Au­gust 18, based on pub­lic tip-offs.

They al­legedly found about 70g of cannabis, drug para­pher­na­lia and $7400 cash as well as a ri­fle, live am­mu­ni­tion and a replica hand­gun.

Cheed­itha man Ron­ald Ritchie, 24, has been charged with pos­ses­sion of a pro­hib­ited drug with in­tent to sell or sup­ply, pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia, un­law­ful pos­ses­sion, and a num­ber of firearms of­fences.

He is on bail and due to reap­pear in Kar­ratha Mag­is­trate’s Court on Septem­ber 13.

Roe­bourne po­lice of­fi­cers asked any­one with in­for­ma­tion about pos­si­ble drug ac­tiv­ity to con­tact the sta­tion on 9182 1133.

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