Major drug sting leads to 11 charged
Police have charged 11 people over a series of drug offences in a major sting across Wheatbelt, Great Southern and South West towns.
Detectives issued several search warrants this month including at properties in Wagin, Quairading, Kellerberrein, West Busselton, Brunswick and Seville Grove.
Drugs including methylamphetamine, cannabis and a cannabis plant were seized by police.
To date, a total of 11 people have been charged with 60 drug-related offences and are due to appear in court at a later date.
It comes after a Perth teenager was officially declared one of Australia’s youngest drug traffickers — but escaped immediate detention — after admitting to supplying tens of thousands of dollars worth of ice, which was eventually sold on the streets of Northam.
The boy was just 15 when he became a major link in the meth supply chain, conspiring and offering to sell the high-purity drug to a friend’s sister, who was selling it in the Wheatbelt, Perth Children’s Court heard last week.
When she became the target of a major police sting in late 2016, the boy’s involvement was discovered.
And when they found 17.4g of the deadly drug hidden in a fake Red Bull can in the woman’s car, it was traced back to the teenage supplier, who at the time was living in a notorious drug house in Perth’s northern suburbs.
When police raided that home in November, 2016, they found the boy with more than 28g of meth and more than 100 ecstasy tablets down his pants. Judge Hylton Quail ordered a 12-month conditional release order for the boy.
Anyone with information regarding illicit drug dealing in the community is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers by phoning 1800 333 000 or to visit the Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppers wa.com.au, where all information is treated confidentially and you can remain anonymous if you wish.