Allowing pill testing at music festivals would not increase use of MDMA, according to new West Australian research that counters one of the leading arguments against the controversial measure.
A Vietnamese woman who grew cannabis for a ‘significant and sophisticated’ criminal network linked to a $17 million drug bust has been jailed following her arrest in Geraldton last year.
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A former Rebels bikie nominee is facing serious charges after a pill press machine and guns were seized as part of an ongoing police investigation along one of Perth’s busiest hotel strips.
After two meth busts that netted 175kg of drugs and $9 million, police say they now have a ‘hard meth border’ that — even once the State reopens — will ‘stop drugs and organised crime entering WA’.
CCTV footage showing the moment a Perth couple bought two brownies allegedly laced with cannabis for them and their children has been played in court.
A suspected Pilbara drug dealer was being monitored by police for two weeks when he allegedly tried to smuggle more than 137grams of methamphetamine into the region.
Leading criminal lawyers have spoken out against the WA Liberals’ support for automatic jail terms of up to 15 years for meth dealers, with top lawyer Tom Percy QC labelling the policy ‘ridiculous’.
A Vietnamese couple have been jailed over the discovery of multiple elaborate cannabis grow houses, including a home that was so damaged by the illegal enterprise it needed to be demolished.
The State Opposition has promised mandatory jail terms of up to 15 years for anyone caught selling meth if they win the March State Election — the toughest penalties for the offence in the country.
The new trial is set to combine the Banned Drinkers Register and a Takeaway Alcohol Management System that will require residents to produce photo ID every time they purchase alcohol in the Kimberley.
A joint investigation by WA and South Australia Police led to the seizure of more than $1.6 million in cash and over $3 million dollars’ worth of methamphetamine on December 11.
Far from being on its knees, the meth industry is flourishing, especially in WA. So are we actually making any progress in the war on drugs?
Difficulties getting meth into WA — including massive drug and cash seizures in the past year — may have created the environment that led to the shooting of Rebels bikie boss Nick Martin.
The haul was part of the record-breaking $32 million cash seizures made by WA Police in recent operations they say were used to ‘target illicit commodities being moved across the WA border’.
A woman accused of being involved in a major drug syndicate has had her bail revoked after she was caught driving more than 50km/h over the speed limit while allegedly under the influence of ice.
The long-awaited Pilbara banned drinkers’ register trial is all set to launch on Tuesday, with a four-week “soft opening” in place to stamp out issues early.
Sam Jones & Alexander Scott
The suburban dad due to face trial over allegations he was a Mr Big in a Perth drug syndicate is now facing a new legal battle over missed mortgage payments.
A Perth family has spoken of their desperation in seeking medicinal cannabis for their 15-year-old autistic son, and are now urging other parents to sign kids up for a WA-first trial of the drug.
Caitlyn Rintoul & Charlotte Elton
West Coast chief executive Trevor Nisbett is optimistic Willie Rioli will play for the club again and has vowed to support the 2018 premiership forward until the end of his drug ban saga
The proposed banned drinkers’ register trial for the Kimberley has been delayed due to its ‘excessive cost’.
More drug users in WA are taking a toxic synthetic LSD substitute than anywhere else in the country, a new report has revealed.
A former WA nurse who was addicted to methamphetamine for more than a decade has credited a prison rehab program with saving her life, while the State Government plans to expand it.
A midnight drug raid in Sydney has uncovered $2.5 million in cash and cocaine worth $1.25 million, packaged and ready to sell on the streets.
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