A HIGH-LEVL methamphetamine dealer allegedly had about 200g of the drug potentially worth $1 million when his car was searched by a regular Perth police patrol in Kensington Street, East Perth about 10pm on Monday.
The man (48) was born in East Asia but has been an Australian resident for at least 10 years.
Police will allege they initially saw the man’s car acting suspiciously on Bennett Street, East Perth.
A subsequent search of it allegedly found 51g of a white powder suspected to be methamphetamine in three, small plastic bags in a backpack on the front passenger’s seat.
The following day, a search of the man’s East Perth apartment allegedly uncovered a further 144g of a crystal power suspected to be methamphetamine.
The State Chemical Laboratory is now testing all of the suspected drugs, and if it is found to be low quality could be worth only $100,000 on the street.
However, police suspected it would have been worth much more to its alleged dealer.
“If it’s a higher quality than 10 per cent it’ll be much higher than that, and it could be $1m,” Senior Sergeant Craig Davis said.
The man was charged with possession of drugs with intent to sell or supply, and will appear in Perth Magistrates Court on January 12.