Boy alleged drug kingpin
WA Police believe a 15-year-old boy is the primary source of the drug ice into Northam.
Police have charged 10 people after an operation targeting the distribution of methamphetamine in the town.
Police will allege the primary source involving those charged was a teenager.
Throughout October and November, Wheatbelt Detectives worked to identify the key parties involved in the sourcing and distribution of the illicit drug in an investigation code-named Operation Virbius.
Four adults – three females and a male aged between 28 and 34 – travelling in a vehicle along Great Eastern Highway in Bakers Hill were arrested on Friday, November 18, and charged with a host of drug offences.
Each of the four was charged with conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to sell or supply the drug.
Police will allege 45g of methamphetamine was found in the vehicle.
Police then searched several houses in Northam.
On November 19 and 20 another three adult males were arrested and charged with a variety of offences, including involvement in a conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to sell or supply.
On November 21, police arrested two juvenile males and an adult male in Wanneroo.
Det Const Mike Williams, Det Sen Sgt Mitch Howard and Const Jeremy Lloyd.