Deal­ing with prob­lems

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion - By JON BAS­SETT

A 60-YEAR-OLD woman al­leged to be a metham­phetamine dealer was dobbed in by neigh­bours at her Hous­ing Author­ity apart­ments in Mos­man Park.

Po­lice raided the Welling­ton Street prop­erty on Mon­day.

“We’d had lots of in­tel­li­gence com­ing in from neigh­bours of the woman’s al­leged drug deal­ing,” Sergeant Paul Gelmi said.

His of­fi­cers raided the apart­ments at the west end of the street about 7.30am and stayed at the com­plex through­out the day.

It will be al­leged the woman’s flat con­tained 2g of metham­phetamine, smok­ing im­ple­ments, unau­tho­rised drug pre­scrip­tions and de­vices in­di­cat­ing drug deal­ing, in­clud­ing small plas­tic bags, scales and $400 cash.

A stolen Fre­man­tle Catholic Boy’s Col­lege sport medal­lion was also al­legedly at the flat and its owner has since been iden­ti­fied.

Sgt Gelmi said about five of the apart­ments’ res­i­dents thanked po­lice for their raid, dur­ing which two men al­leged to be the woman’s cus­tomers ar­rived.

A Fre­man­tle man (41) was charged with pos­ses­sion of cannabis, and his court date has yet to be set.

A Suc­cess man (48) was ar­rested be­cause of a war­rant from an un­re­lated in­ci­dent.

The woman was charged with pos­sess­ing smok­ing im­ple­ments, drug pre­scrip­tion with­out au­tho­ri­sa­tion, in­tent to sell metham­phetamine and pos­ses­sion of an il­le­gal drug.

She may face fur­ther charges after be­ing bailed to ap­pear in court at a date which has yet to be set.

Sgt Gelmi said po­lice would now work with the Hous­ing Author­ity to have the woman evicted.

In a sep­a­rate in­quiry last week, po­lice door-knock­ing flats pre­vi­ously linked to crime at a nearby Hous­ing Author­ity com­plex on Welling­ton Street al­legedly found two men about whom res­i­dents had con­cerns.

A Bic­ton man (51) will ap­pear in court on Novem­ber 23 charged with tres­pass. A Cool­bellup man (36) will face the same charge on Novem­ber 25.

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