Police warn raids could occur any time after six arrested in Albury region

DANGER: Detective Inspector says people taking drugs have no idea what they contain. Picture: BLAIR THOMSON
DANGER: Detective Inspector says people taking drugs have no idea what they contain. Picture: BLAIR THOMSON

POLICE have arrested six people in one night for drug dealing and possession, with MDMA, ice, cocaine and cannabis seized.

Albury drug detectives caught people aged between 19 and 23 on Friday night.

Four were charged with both drug supply and possession.

Two were charged with possession only.

Detective Inspector Winston Woodward said the offenders were caught in cars, on the street and in homes in Albury and Lavington. 

Some were believed to have been heading to local pubs and clubs.

“It just goes to highlight the fact prohibited drugs are out there in our community,” he said.  

“There are a number of initiatives we’re undertaking to try and reduce that effect on the community.

“It was the good work of the Albury drug unit which led to the identification of these people.

“We receive a lot of information from the public.

“I’d like to assure the public that when you do provide this information, it is acted upon.”

Detective Inspector Woodward said those using the drugs should think about the risks. 

“You do not know where they’ve been manufactured,” he said. 

“You do not know who you’re buying them off and what you’re putting into your system. 

“I urge you all to look after your own welfare and not put substances which are prohibited into your body.” 

The arrests followed a raid in East Street on Thursday morning. 

A 25-year-old man was found with a hydroponic cannabis setup, marijuana, MDMA pills and cash. 

He was charged with drug supply, possession, cannabis cultivation and and dealing with the proceeds of crime.