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27 people arrested in drug operation at Cunnamulla

Twenty-seven people were arrested on 153 charges, including trafficking and supplying dangerous drugs after police closed down a four month long drug operation targeting amphetamines (ice) and cannabis use in the Cunnamulla district.

Operation North Twinzer was launched last October culminating in multiple drug raids conducted across Cunnamulla over the weekend (January 16 and 17) which saw nine people arrested and charged with a total of twelve counts of trafficking dangerous drugs.

Police will allege they located ice, cannabis, drug paraphernalia, ammunition and mobile phones following the search of 27 properties.

Detective Inspector Kerry Johnson, from the South West Police District said this was a great result and that police had been supported by the local community in targeting drug use and distribution in the area.

“We met with the local community and we gave them a commitment to address the drug issues in the area, and the arrests this weekend are the result of months of hard work.

“While the community and police will continue to work together, we are also looking at programs and education for the young people in the district to curb this type of behaviour,” he said.

Some of those arrested include:

41-year-old Cunnamulla woman charged with one count of trafficking dangerous drugs and 15 counts of supplying dangerous drugs.

39-year-old Cunnamulla man charged with one count of trafficking dangerous drugs and 23 counts of supplying dangerous drugs.

32-year-old Cunnamulla man charged with one count of trafficking dangerous drugs and 28 counts of supplying dangerous drugs.

30-year-old Cunnamulla woman charged with one count of trafficking dangerous drugs and seven counts of supplying dangerous drugs.

All are due to appear in the Charleville Magistrates Court tomorrow (January 18).

32-year-old Cunnamulla woman charged with one count of trafficking dangerous drugs, supplying dangerous drugs and supplying dangerous drugs to a minor under 16 years. She is due to appear in the Cunnamulla Magistrates Court on February 8.

16-year-old Cunnamulla boy will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justices Act in relation to two counts of trafficking dangerous drugs and six counts of supplying dangerous drugs.

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