Man, 64, allegedly had meth

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
1540 vehicles were stopped during the operation.
Camera Icon1540 vehicles were stopped during the operation. Credit: WA Police

A 64-year-old Perth man has been remanded in custody after allegedly being found with 64 grams of meth during an Albany Highway police blitz.

The man appeared in Albany Magistrate’s Court on March 29 charged with Possess Prohibited Drug with Intent to Sell or Supply.

More than 1500 cars and trucks were stopped in a two-day police operation on Albany Highway last week.

The operation involved police from six stations in the region, including Narrogin and Wagin, the Great Southern traffic unit and the canine unit.

Narrogin police Senior Sergeant John Bouwman said there were mixed results from the operation.

“It was good to see we only had one driver with excess 0.05 (blood alcohol level),” he said.

“But unfortunately we had nine people test positive for drugs, so that is obviously a concern for the impact they can have on other road users.”

Sen. Sgt Bouwman urged drivers to reconsider getting behind the wheel after taking drugs.

“We have got the capability now to do a lot more drug testing on the side of the road,” he said. “You will get caught.”

During the operation a further 23 people were prosecuted for various offences including drug possession and weapons offences.

The 64 year-old Perth man is due reappear in Albany Magistrate’s Court on April 11.

WA Police requested for the exact location and date of the operation not to be published.

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