Geraldton traffic police allegedly seize cannabis from 19-year-old Perth man stopped in Ogilvie, Mid West

Jessica MoroneyGeraldton Guardian
New Geraldton Traffic Officer in Charge Sgt George Tilbury.
Camera IconNew Geraldton Traffic Officer in Charge Sgt George Tilbury. Credit: Jessica Moroney/Geraldton Guardian

A young Perth man is facing drug charges after Geraldton traffic police allegedly seized almost 1kg of cannabis during a vehicle stop, which they claim was intended to be sold in the Mid West area for $12,000.

Last Thursday, police allege a white Isuzu truck was stopped on North West Coastal Highway in Ogilvie, 79km north of Geraldton.

Mid West Gascoyne police searched the vehicle and allegedly located 891g of cannabis in two separate vacuum sealed bags.

Geraldton Police seized 891g of cannabis during a traffic stop.
Camera IconGeraldton Police seized 891g of cannabis during a traffic stop. Credit: WA Police

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Geraldton Traffic officer-in-charge Sergeant George Tilbury said the cannabis was allegedly hidden in a packing box in the rear of the truck along with other property.

Police allege a glass smoking implement was also found in the cab of the vehicle.

Sgt Tilbury said the driver, a 19-year-old man from Noranda, was allegedly intending to sell the illicit drug to a pre-arranged buyer for $12,000.

“(Alleged) offenders who use vehicles to convey illicit drugs through Geraldton should be looking over their shoulder, as they will be stopped and searched by police,” he said.

“No matter whether they are traffic, general duties or detectives, Mid West Gascoyne District Police are actively looking for drug dealers who use our roads to transport their stash.”

The 19-year-old man was charged with possession of prohibited drugs with intent to sell or supply and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was bailed and is due to appear in Geraldton Magistrates Court on November 17.

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