Drugs, weapons seized in Roebourne police operation

Alicia PereraPilbara News
First Class Constable Roz Bolt with weapons, drugs and drug paraphernalia seized in Operation Reveller.
Camera IconFirst Class Constable Roz Bolt with weapons, drugs and drug paraphernalia seized in Operation Reveller. Credit: Roebourne police

Eight people have been arrested on drugs and weapons charges following a police operation targeting the sale and supply of illegal drugs in several West Pilbara communities.

Officers seized more than 350g of cannabis, a small amount of methylamphetamine, two crossbows, a nunchuck and pepper spray in Operation Reveller, a three-day operation conducted across the towns of Roebourne, Wickham and Point Samson last week.

Drug paraphernalia and more than $1700 cash were also seized.

Eight adults from Roebourne and Wickham have been charged with offences including possession of prohibited drugs with intent to sell or supply, possession of a prohibited weapon and driving under the influence of an illicit drug.

Roebourne police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Tom Daly said the operation had been informed by information from the public and the amount of drugs, weapons and cash seized was “significant”.

Operation Reveller was led by Roebourne police with assistance from Karratha detectives, Pilbara traffic police, Australian Border Force officers and City of Karratha rangers.

Officers involved executed search warrants at a series of residential properties, conducted mail screenings at local post offices and drug tested drivers in all three towns as part of the operation.

Sen. Sgt Daly said Roebourne police planned to conduct similar drug-related operations in future.

“It was a really good team effort and show of force for the community that we do take these things seriously and will put these operations into motion,” he said.

“I think it reassures people that we will act on information, we want more information and this is just the beginning of actions we’ll be doing into the future.”

The accused are due to appear in Karratha Magistrates Court next month.

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