Northam: WA Police charge two people after seizing 2.5kg of drugs in traffic stop

WA Police have charged two people in relation to the seizure of more than 2.5kg of illicit drugs during a vehicle stop near Northam on Sunday August 5.

Police in the Wheatbelt District were conducting an alcohol and drug operation on Great Eastern Highway, near Northam, as part of an increased police presence on the roads over the Avon Descent weekend.

A drug detection dog indicated the presence of drugs in one of the vehicles police stopped, and police allegedly found a package containing 994g of methylamphetamine hidden inside one of the doors.

Some of the seized drugs.

“It will be further alleged two more packages were located concealed in the vehicle’s sub-frame, one containing over 820g of methylamphetamine and the other containing just under 700g of heroin,” spokesman Sam Dinnison said.

Police charged a Victorian man (28) with two counts of possessing methylamphetamine with intent to sell or supply and one count of possessing heroin with intent to sell or supply.

Some of the seized drugs.

They charged a Victorian woman (29) has been charged with two counts of possessing methylamphetamine, one count of possessing heroin with intent to sell or supply and one count of possessing drug paraphernalia.

The man and woman were refused bail and have appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court.

They are next due to appear in the same court on September 17.

Some of the seized drugs.