Eleven people across the Mid West charged with drug and prohibited weapons offences after police raids

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Illegal cannabis uncovered by police in Jurien Bay.
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Eleven people across the Mid West have been charged with drug offences, including two with weapons offences also, after a series of police raids last week.

Detectives from WA Police drug and firearm squad with Geraldton detectives and local police have completed an operation targeting “high-harm” residences that they have identified as having a significant impact within the community for drug distribution and volume crime offending.

Between May 3 and 7 detectives travelled to Lancelin, Jurien Bay, Dongara, Geraldton and Shark Bay and executed a series of Misuse of Drugs search warrants.

Items seized included a laser pointer, knuckledusters, drugs and cash.

It is always heartening when a specialist support squad travels to regional areas and can target identified high-harm locations.

- Geraldton Police Detectives officer in charge Snr Sgt Bruce McDonald.

Among the alleged offenders, a 39-year-old Jurien Bay woman was charged with cultivating a prohibited plant (cannabis) with intent to sell or supply, three counts of possessing cannabis and possession of prohibited drugs with intent to sell and supply.

She is set to appear in the Jurien Bay Magistrates Court on May 26.

A 28-year-old Karloo woman was charged with possessing cannabis, possessing drug paraphernalia in or on which there was a prohibited drug or plant, possession of stolen or unlawfully obtained property and two counts of possession of a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply for methylamphetamine and cannabis.

Illegal cannabis uncovered by police in Jurien Bay.
Camera IconIllegal cannabis uncovered by police in Jurien Bay. Credit: WA Police/Supplied

She is due to appear in the Geraldton Magistrates Court on May 27.

A 30-year-old Karloo man was charged with two counts of posessing a prohibited drug for methamphetamine and valium, and possessing a prohibited weapon (knuckledusters).

He will be scheduled to appear in the Geraldton Magistrates Court at a later date.

A 47-year-old Lancelin man was charged with possessing a controlled weapon (laser pointer), posessing cannabis and possessing any drug paraphernalia in or on which there was a prohibited drug or plant.

He is due to appear in the Joondalup Magistrates May 31.

Det. Sgt John Spence from the Drug and Firearms Squad said WA Police would continue to prevent the cycle of community harm by detecting the drug trends when they occur.

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