PHOTOS: Police blitz on South West drug networks

DRUGS, firearms, stolen goods and a pedigree dog are among the items seized by police following a major operation in the South West.

Bunbury police executed 30 search warrants across the South West in a six-day period and have laid 125 charges against 36 offenders following the operation.

The operation targeted extensive criminal drug networks which included illicit firearms dealing and burglary and theft.

Police seized illegal drugs, with a street value of between $500,000 and $1 million, as well as houses, cars, firearms and jewellery in the operation.

South West superintendent Peter Hatch said the operation was significant for the South West.

“Five people have been charged with dealing trafficable amounts of drugs and they face long periods of imprisonment upon conviction,” Hatch said.

“When considering the large number of charges preferred, the effects of this operation will undoubtedly send shockwaves through criminal communities in the South West for a lengthy period.”

The seized items included $150,000 in cash, 447 grams of methamphetamine, 824 grams of cannabis, 22 cannabis plants, 48 drug implements and paraphenalia, nine firearms, 221 rounds of ammunition, three detonator cords, a crossbow, mobile stun gun, a stolen pedigree dog and more than $8,000 worth of suspected stolen property.

Police raided a home on Devonshire Street in Withers as part of the operation.

Residents in the area, who wished not to be named for safety reasons, said the home had caused a lot of problems in the area.

This allegedly included cars coming and going at all hours, hooning, fights and needles being left on the street.  

Superintendent Hatch said South West police will continue to disrupt and contain anyone involved in illegal drug activity.

"Police have worked tirelessly on this operation and the results bring us a step closer to longer term crime reductions across the South West," he said.

"The community can rest assured that police will continue to focus on anyone involved in, or connected to the illicit drug trade or crime in general."

Persons charged:

· 41 year old female from Carey Park charged with two counts of possession of drugs with intent to sell or supply and one count of possession of a prohibited drug (methyl-amphetamine).

· 31 year old male of no fixed abode charged with four counts of selling a prohibited drug, two counts of selling firearms and four breaches of a violence restraining order.

· 32 year old male from Withers charged with one count of possession of a prohibited drug (methyl-amphetamine) and one count of possession of a drug implement.

· 48 year old male from Roelands charged with three counts of possession of drugs with intent to sell or supply and one count of possession of stolen or unlawfully obtained property.

· 44 year old man from Ballajura charged with one count of selling a prohibited drug, one count of possession of stolen or unlawfully obtained property, one count of possession of prohibited drug (methyl-amphetamine) and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia .

· 23 year old male from Australind charged with one count of possession of drugs with intent to sell or supply, one count of supplied a prohibited drug (cannabis), two counts of possession of prohibited drugs and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

· 34 year old male from Withers charged with two counts of cultivating cannabis.

· 40 year old female from Dalyellup charged with one count of selling a prohibited drug, three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of possession of cannabis.

· 36 year old male from Dalyellup charged with one count of selling a prohibited drug, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of possession of cannabis.

· 43 year old female from Wither charged with four counts of selling a prohibited drug and one count of possession of cannabis.

· 38 year old male from Capel charged with four counts of selling a prohibited drug, one count of possession of prohibited weapon and one count of possession of stolen property (dog).

· 45 year old male from Carey Park charged with two counts of selling a prohibited drug.

· 25 year old male from Withers charged with one count of selling a prohibited drug.

· 22 year old female from Australind charged with one count of selling a prohibited drug.

· 26 year old female from Gelorup charged with four counts of selling firearm, two counts of possession of unlicensed firearm, one count of possession of explosives under suspicious circumstances and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

· 29 year old male from Australind charged with seven counts of selling a prohibited drug and one count of offering to sell a prohibited drug.

· 36 year old female from Dalyellup charged with one count of breach of bail.

· 34 year old male from Bunbury charged with one count of breach of bail.

· 38 year old female from Warnbro charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

· 23 year old female from Bunbury charged with one count of selling a prohibited drug.

· 23 year old female from Australind charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

· 35 year old male from Withers charged with one count of selling a prohibited drug, one count of possession of drugs with intent to sell or supply, two counts of possession of unlicensed firearm and one count of possession of unlawfully obtained property.

· 41 year old female from Dalyellup charged with one count of possession of cannabis.

· 36 year old male from Withers charged with one count of selling firearm.

· 37 year old male from East Bunbury charged with two counts of selling a prohibited drug and one count of possession of prohibited drug (methyl-amphetamine).

· 31 year old male from Bunbury charged with two counts of selling a prohibited drug.

· 26 year old female from Carey Park charged with two counts of selling a prohibited drug.

· 35 year old female from East Bunbury charged with one count of selling a prohibited drug

· 40 year old male from Dalyellup charged with six counts of selling a prohibited drug.

· 30 year old female from Withers charged with one count of selling a prohibited drug and one count of possession of a prohibited drug.

· 24 year old male from Bunbury charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

· 37 year old female from Withers charged with one count of selling a prohibited drug and one count of permitting the use of premises for the sale of prohibited drugs

· 62 year old male from Withers charged with selling a prohibited drug and permitting the use of premises for the sale of prohibited drugs

· 35 year old male from Withers charged with two counts of selling a prohibited drug.

· 44 year old male from Withers charged with nine counts of selling a prohibited drug.

· 60 year old male from Nannup charged with possession of prohibited drug, two counts of possession of prohibited plant and possession of unlicensed ammunition.

· 21 year old male from Nannup charged with possession of prohibited drug, two counts of possession of prohibited plant and possession of drug paraphernalia.

· 58 year old male from Nannup charged with possession of prohibited drug, two counts of possession of prohibited plant and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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