Four arrested in Exmouth drug operation

Alicia PereraPilbara News
Methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth.
Camera IconMethamphetamine, also known as crystal meth. Credit: Getty Images/EyeEm

Four men have been arrested and more than $100,000 worth of methamphetamine seized as the result of a seven month police operation targeting the sale and supply of drugs in Exmouth.

West Pilbara Detectives allegedly found 140g of methamphetamine, worth an estimated $120,000 in street value, during Operation Texon started in April this year.

Officers monitored the four accused, three of whom are from Exmouth, and searched their residences over the course of the investigation, with the last to be charged on Friday last week.

The accused, who are believed to be known to each other, have been charged with a combined 11 offences.

A 45-year-old Exmouth man is facing six charges including possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell or supply, possession of unlawfully obtained property and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.

A 25-year-old fellow resident has been charged with conspiracy to sell or supply a prohibited drug and possession of unlawfully obtained property, and a 27-year-old man of Mosman, New South Wales is charged with attempt to possess methamphetamine with intent to sell or supply.

The latest person to be charged on Friday, a 55-year-old Exmouth man, has been charged with possessing a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.

West Pilbara Detective Sergeant Carlos Correia said 140g methamphetamine was a “significant” amount to seize in Exmouth, and thanked Exmouth police for assisting with the operation.

If you have any information about drug dealing activity, please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

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