Drugs found in car on the way to City

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Perera

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.

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