Goldfields-Esperance Police have been working in close collaboration with the Organised Crime Squad to effectively target illicit drugs distribution as it endangers the local community.
Over the past week as part of Operation Fortitude, officers have executed a series of Misuse of Drugs Act search warrants at properties in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Coolgardie.
During these warrants, Police will alleged that officers discovered several seized items including hydroponic cannabis growing equipment, 34 cannabis plants, a significant quantity of dried cannabis, an imitation firearm, 800 rounds of ammunition, Cash and gold.
As a result, three people have been charged over multiple drug-related offences including:
– Possession prohibited drug with intent to sell/supply
– Cultivate prohibited drug with intent to sell/supply
– Possession of a control weapon
– Possess unlicensed firearm/ammunition
– Possess stolen or unlawfully obtained property
A 35 year old man and 56 year old woman, both from Coolgardie are due to appear in Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court on Monday 09 July 2018.
A 44 year old man from Kalgoorlie has also been scheduled for a hearing in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court on Monday 02 July 2018.
Police Targets Illicit Drug Transport On Regional Roads
Yesterday three simultaneous drug transit route vehicle search operations were conducted on roads in Coolgardie, Mullingar and Yilkari, aimed at those involved in the transportation of illicit drugs via regional roads.
Officers from the Goldfields-Esperance District pulled over more than 800 vehicles with help from the Organised Crime Squad Meth Transport Team.
Consequently, these vehicle stops lead to a quantity of methylamphetamine and cannabis seized and six people charged with drug possession offences.
WA Police Deputy Inspector Peter Healy, expressed his appreciation to the community for their support.
He believes the community have taken into account two illuminated boards in certain high-traffic areas around Kalgoorlie that read “Action Against Ice”, and provide information to authorities.
“It’s information from the public such as this that helps us conduct these operations and we encourage the community to continue reporting any suspicious behaviour to Crime Stoppers,” Deputy Inspector Healy said.
“Our efforts don’t stop here. We won’t tolerate illicit drugs being dealt in our local community and we will continue our efforts targeting those who are involved.”