AN apartment on Hay Street, East Perth was an alleged centre of drug sales including heroin and methamphetamine, ecstasy and prescription pills exchanged for stolen property recently.
“Police executed three search warrants at the unit and conducted plan clothes and uniform patrols of the areas, concentrating on disrupting their activities,” Senior Sergeant Craig Davis told Guardian Express.
It will be alleged there was more than $20,000 in cash in the apartment, which had been initially identified by police as allegedly used by two men for drug sales in December last year.
Sgt Davis said the subsequent surveillance and inquiries led to drug search warrants issued for a unit on December 19 last year, followed by February 9, April 6 and May 8.
It will be alleged the searches uncovered 44g of amphetamine, 59g of methamphetamine, 0.71g of heroin, an MDMA tablet and 250 prescription drugs, mainly dexamphetamine.
The apartment allegedly contained more than 70 pieces of stolen property, including mobile telephones, laptops and electronic tablets.
There were weapons including knives, a taser and an extendable baton.
An East Perth man (50) was charged with possessing a prohibited drug to sell or supply, unlawful possession, possessing drug paraphernalia and a prohibited weapon, and will appear in court at later date.
An Armadale man (22) will appear at Perth Magistrates Court on June 13 charged with possessing a drug to sell or supply, unlawful possession and possessing drug paraphernalia.
An East Perth man (23) faces possessing a prohibited drug to sell or supply, unlawful possession, possessing drug paraphernalia and criminal damage charges on June 22.