Police charge Lathlain man over significant drug seizure

Some of the drugs discovered. Photo: WA Police
Police charge Lathlain man over significant drug seizure
Police charge Lathlain man over significant drug seizure
Police charge Lathlain man over significant drug seizure
Some of the drugs discovered. Photo: WA Police

POLICE have charged a 30-year-old man from Lathlain with drug and weapon charges after a search on a house yesterday.

During the search police discovered significant quantities of amphetamine, cocaine, cannabis and cash.

The search was initiated after a member of the public reported finding a revolver and drugs in a hire car the man was using.

Police then allegedly found 2.8kg of MDMA powder, 863g of amphetamine, 461g of cocaine and 187g of cannabis at a residence in Cornwall Street.

They also found about $70,000 in cash, a Smith and Wesson hand gun and 31 rounds of ammunition.

The man was charged with possession of various drugs (amphetamine, MDMA and cocaine) with intent to supply, possession of an unlicensed firearm in circumstances of aggravation and possession of ammunition.

The man was refused bail and is due to appear in the Perth Magistrate’s Court today.

“This is a significant quantity of illicit drugs which was destined for sale on our streets but instead will now be destroyed,” Organised Crime Squad Detective Senior Sergeant Michael Rowson said.

Anyone with information regarding illicit drug dealing in the community is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or via www.crimestopperswa.com.au, where information is confidential and rewards are offered.

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