Jubilee Reserve: Housing Authority and police investigating ‘drug house’

Jubilee Reserve: Housing Authority and police investigating ‘drug house’
Syringe found in bush at Jubilee Reserve earlier this year.
Syringe found in bush at Jubilee Reserve earlier this year.

THE HOUSING Authority has been conducting investigations into a suspected drug house in Eden Hill allegedly linked to the Jubilee Reserve syringes issue.

The investigations followed search warrants conducted by Kiara Police at a property on Northmoor Road on July 19.

Officer in charge Mark Stoneman said police also searched a Beechboro home linked to the occupants of the Eden Hill residence and charged a family member with drug offences.

Housing Authority service delivery general manager Greg Cash said Housing was liaising closely with WA Police.

“A conviction relating to illegal activity occurring at a Housing Authority property can result in the termination of a tenancy, and the Housing Authority will monitor the progress of these charges through the court system,” he said.

“It needs to be remembered that the Housing Authority is a housing provider and landlord — not a law enforcement agency… if Housing is made aware of illegal acts being committed at its properties by its tenants, the police will be informed.

“Housing does not have the power to investigate suspected illegal activities.”

Mr Cash said any neighbours who believed one of Housing’s tenants committed a crime should contact Crime Stoppers.

Sgt Stoneman said police were waiting for the occupants to face the Midland Magistrates Court next week.

He said Town of Bassendean rangers had done well to clean up syringes at Jubilee Reserve.

“The residents are really receptive; they noticed positive action in the Eden Hill community and the park is getting cleaner,” he said.

“Kiara Police is certainly keeping patrols in the area and has noticed a decrease in anti-social behaviour in the area.”