Drugs found in car on the way to City
Methamphetamine and ecstasy pills estimated to be worth a combined $127,500 have been prevented from reaching Karratha streets after West Pilbara detectives last week arrested two men allegedly driving a car transporting the drugs from Perth.
Detectives seized 120g of methamphetamine and 37g of ecstasy, or MDMA, when they stopped a vehicle travelling near Miaree Pool on North West Coastal Highway at 6.45am on Monday, July 10.
The car was travelling from Perth to Karratha and police believe the drugs were intended to be circulated locally.
West Pilbara detectives Acting Detective Sergeant Andrew Thompson said it was a significant seizure for the Pilbara community.
“Any drug seizures are important, but obviously one of this value and this amount will certainly disrupt the local activity for sure,” he said.
Nathan Robert Chard and Jack James Watson Munro have been charged with a series of drug-related charges, including possession of methamphetamine and MDMA with intent to sell or supply, over the find.
Both appeared before Karratha Magistrate’s Court last Tuesday and were not required to enter a plea.