Public tip-off leads to big cannabis seizure in Wagin

Daryna ZadvirnaNarrogin Observer
Some of the cannabis seized in Wagin.
Camera IconSome of the cannabis seized in Wagin. Credit: Daryna Zadvirna

Police seized bags of cannabis and 17 mature plants during a raid at a Wagin home last week.

The 17 plants and 1.6kg of cannabis were uncovered by Wagin police while executing an hours-long search warrant last Wednesday morning.

A 33-year old man has been charged with cultivation of prohibited plants and possession of prohibited drugs.

Wagin police Sergeant Michael Williams said the operation was a result of local sources and was part of the squad’s committent to reducing drugs and minimising harm in the community.

Senior Constable Dave Atkins with the cannabis.
Camera IconSenior Constable Dave Atkins with the cannabis. Credit: Daryna Zadvirna

“Information comes in on a regular basis to Senior Constable (Dave) Atkins and the Wagin Police Station,” he said.

“Members of the community are fed up with drug dealers and dealing in town, so they come forward to the police.

“We act on their information, so as a result of that we’ve been able to execute a search warrant today and as you can see, there’s been a very positive result.”

Sen. Const.Atkins, the officer in charge of the operation, said he thanked the community for coming forward with information.

Sergeant Williams said the alleged dealer would face Narrogin Magistrate’s Court.

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