Drugs, weapons find: Man charged in Ellenbrook

Drugs and weapons seized by police during a recent operation.  Picture: David Baylis         d444763
Drugs and weapons seized by police during a recent operation. Picture: David Baylis         d444763

POLICE seized 47 grams of methamphetamine with a street value of up to $47,000 in a roadside stop in Ellenbrook last Tuesday night.

A knife and pepper spray was also found during the search.

Police charged a 22-year-old man with possession of weapons and possession of drugs with intent to sell or supply.

He was refused bail and will face court at a later date.

Ellenbrook Police acting officer-in-charge Matt Holland said there was concern over drug-related crime in the community.

“Meth obviously affects the community and its use is directly proportional to crime rates,” he said.

“People are committing crimes to pay for their habit.”

The search was conducted as part of WA Police’s Operation Sweep – a response a widespread hike in crime since July.

Evidence shows a large proportion of the crimes were opportunistic.

Police remind the community to secure their valuables, lock doors and windows and keep belongings out of sight.