Property and drugs seized in Geraldton raids

Tamra CarrGeraldton Guardian
Inspector Brendon Barwick with the seized marijuana plants.
Camera IconInspector Brendon Barwick with the seized marijuana plants. Credit: Tamra Carr, The Geraldton Guardian.

Police have seized thousands of dollars worth of allegedly stolen property from addresses in Spalding and Karloo, as well as four six-foot high marijuana plants and an untested substance believed to be meth.

Inspector Brendon Barwick said the March 13 raids came after police investigated a large number of thefts and burglaries this year in Geraldton.

About 100 items were seized by police, which include a mobile phone, jewellery, a hunting knife with an in-built taser, a motorbike, an outboard motor, a bicycle and an esky.

Police also recovered bongs made from iced coffee and soft drink bottles, as well as scales.

Authorities have not yet determined the street value of the found drugs, but believe they were intended to be sold.

A 52-year-old Spalding man has been charged with nine counts of possessing stolen property, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia and cultivation of a prohibited plant.

Insp. Barwick said further charges were pending and police may charge more people.

He said residents with missing property should contact police.

“Anyone who has been subject to burglaries, we ask you to contact us,” he said.

“A description of what’s been stolen will need to be provided.”

Contact Geraldton Police Station on 9923 4555.

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