Police seize meth with estimated street value of between $14,000 and $15,000 near Dongara

Tamra CarrGeraldton Guardian
Some of the drugs seized.
Camera IconSome of the drugs seized. Credit: Tamra Carr, The Geraldton Guardian

Geraldton police seized methampetamine with an estimated street value of between $14,000 and $15,000 during a roadside stop near Dongara at the weekend.

Acting Detective Inspector Levinia Hugo this afternoon said officers found the drugs hidden in a backpack.

They also allegedly found a home-made taser and drug paraphernalia.

The seizure was made on Saturday while police were random breath testing in Mount Adams, about five kilometres south of Dongara.

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Detectives have charged a 37-year-old Perth man with several offences in relation to the seizure.

Acting Detective Inspector Hugo said detectives were actively targeting the supply and transportation of prohibited drugs in the Mid West and Gascoyne district.

“Methamphetamine is a scourge in our community.” she said.

“The use of this drug is extremely harmful to the individual who uses it, their families and friends.”

She encouraged people to contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 to report suspicious activity.

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