11 charged with drug of­fences

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

ELEVEN people have been charged with drug-re­lated of­fences in the past week as a re­sult of a po­lice oper­a­tion in the Proser­pine di­vi­sion.

Oper­a­tion Atakar, specif­i­cally tar­get­ing drug of­fences, was an ini­tia­tive of Proser­pine Po­lice, who ex­e­cuted a num­ber of search war­rants re­sult­ing in 11 people be­ing charged with 15 drug-re­lated of­fences.

Of­fi­cer in Charge of the Proser­pine Sta­tion, Sergeant Nathan Blain, said the oper­a­tion was con­ducted as re­sult of con­fi­den­tial in­for­ma­tion sup­plied to po­lice by con­cerned com­mu­nity mem­bers about drug ac­tiv­i­ties in the com­mu­nity.

Sgt Blain said drug users and sup­pli­ers in the area should take no­tice of this as po­lice would con­tinue to ac­tively tar­get drug-re­lated of­fences.

He said any­one with in­for­ma­tion on drug sup­ply or use in the com­mu­nity could con­tact Crime Stop­pers or their lo­cal po­lice.

Sgt Blain said in­for­ma­tion was treated con­fi­den­tially and he also urged any­one with a drug use prob­lem to seek med­i­cal help for their ad­dic­tion.

The people charged as a re­sult of last week’s oper­a­tion will ap­pear in the Proser­pine Mag­is­trate’s Court at a later date.

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