Boy al­leged drug king­pin

Hills Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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