ACT Policing has arrested a 21-year-old Duffy man following a pursuit early this morning (Saturday, February 16).
Around 2:20am police observed a vehicle that was travelling at high speed along Dixon Drive, Duffy, turning left onto Warragamba Avenue, Duffy.
Police activated the emergency lights and siren, but the red Mitsubishi Magna sedan failed to stop and a [...]
The ABC reports that the sports doping scandal is coming home to Canberra:
North Queensland, Penrith and Canberra have become the first NRL teams to come forward as the hunt to find the clubs involved in the Australian Crime Commission’s probe into the use of illicit drugs began in earnest.
The NRL put the heat back [...]
ACT Policing members overnight arrested a 25-year-old Bonner man in relation to firearm and drug offences.
Detectives investigating an incident in Kambah last month where a shotgun was allegedly discharged at a stationary motor vehicle, executed a search warrant at an address in Bonner yesterday morning (Thursday, January 17), seizing a shotgun and ammunition, drugs and [...]
The Australian National University is sharing the fruits of their research into methamphetamine:
Dr Rebecca McKetin, of the Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing in the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, and colleagues tracked 278 methamphetamine – commonly known as ice – users over several years and found a clear dose-related [...]
ACT Policing seized 28 cannabis plants and a quantity of dried cannabis after executing a Section 187(3) Drugs Of Dependence (DODA) search warrant on a Farrer residence early this afternoon (Friday, January 4).
Acting on information received, police executed the warrant around 1.30pm, removing the plants growing in the backyard of the home. Police also seized [...]
ACT Policing Criminal Investigation detectives have seized approximately half a kilo of cannabis following the execution of a search warrant on an Amaroo address yesterday (19 December).
During the warrant, detectives also seized a vehicle, clothing and a mobile phone. The cannabis seized has a potential street value of $6,250.
Following the search warrant, a 25 year-old [...]
The Australian Motorist Party has graced my inbox with two offerings tonight:
– Environment Policy:
The Motorist Party’s number one focus on energy supply in the ACT is that it be “cost sensible”. The Community can expect us to work with the ACT Government to address such issues as:
• Power generation through a number of sustainable energy [...]
ACT Policing is issuing a warning about potentially lethal drugs being sold in Canberra.
Last night (Friday September, 28) six people were admitted to hospital after ingesting an illicit substance suspected to be GHB (Gamma hydroxybutyrate).
ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigation’s Team has seized substances and is investigating the incidents.
Anyone who may be present when an overdose occurs [...]
ACT Policing has seized a number of firearms and cannabis plants after a warrant was executed in Rivett early this morning (August 24).
Around 5am, ACT Policing officers from Judicial Operations and the Firearms Registry executed the warrant at the Rivett house.
During the search of the house, police located a hand grenade, fireworks and a number [...]
Following the discovery of a quantity of drugs at a Deakin residence yesterday (Tuesday, August 21), ACT Policing’s Drug Investigations Team will oppose bail on a 51-year-old man when he appears in the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow (Thursday, August 23).
Belconnen General Duties patrol members executed a Crimes Act warrant on a Deakin residence yesterday in [...]
ACT Policing has seized an amount of cannabis following a search warrant on a vehicle in Watson last week.
Around 3pm on Friday (August 3), members of ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations and the Specialist Response Group conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle near the Antill Street and Federal Highway intersection in Watson.
Police executed a search [...]
ACT Policing Criminal Investigation officers are in the process of executing a drug warrant on a vehicle on the Federal Highway, Watson.
Around 3.00pm this afternoon, members of Criminal Investigations and the Special Response Group conducted the traffic stop on a vehicle near the Antill Street and Federal Highway intersection.
As a result of this traffic stop [...]
An 18-year-old Holder man has been arrested after ACT Policing executed a search warrant and seized drugs from his car and house yesterday afternoon (July 16).
Around 12.30am last Saturday (July 14), officers from Woden General Duties searched a blue Ford XR6 at the Weston skate park, after reports of people acting suspiciously. During the search [...]
ACT Policing has arrested two men after executing a number of search warrants after a three month investigation regarding the supplying of drugs.
Around 2pm yesterday (July 5), police stopped a Mitsubishi Triton utility, driven by a 33-year-old Oxley man and a silver Honda Accord, driven by a 44-year-old Macgregor man on Bindubi Street, Aranda. [...]
ACT Policing executed a warrant in Evatt last night (Saturday, June 30) following warrants executed by NSW Police where they located items including firearms and drugs.
The investigation commenced several months ago and looked into the supply of methylamphetamine within the ACT. The initial investigation was a joint working partnership with NSW Police Middle Eastern Organised [...]
ACT Policing has uncovered a quantity of drugs, cash and prohibited weapons following two separate search warrants early this morning (June 22), one on a house in Wanniassa and another on an apartment in Reid.
Around 5am, members of ACT Policing Specialist Response and Security and Criminal Investigations executed the warrant on the house.
During the [...]
Cracked’s Adam Tod Brown has written an excellent piece on just what is involved in getting marijuana in California these days (and a rapidly growing number of American states).
I recommend reading it, but basically if you’re willing to tell your doctor a white lie (hello ritalin and oxycontin) you can buy weed as readily as [...]
A 33-year-old man will face court tomorrow on drug-related charges after a search warrant was executed on a house in Gowrie today (Tuesday, 29 May).
During the search warrant, members from ACT Policing’s Crime Targeting Team seized what is suspected to be a quantity of methamphetamine, as well as what is suspected to be cannabis plants [...]
The Australian Crime Commission‘s (ACC) Illicit Drug Data Report 2010–11 has revealed the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) detected its first clandestine laboratory since 2007–08.
In 2010–11 there was one clandestine laboratory detected in the ACT and 703 detected nationally, with Queensland reporting the highest proportion.
“Although the ACT does not have a high number of clandestine laboratories, [...]
ACT Policing is praising the good behaviour of people who attended the music festival ‘Groovin the Moo’ yesterday (Sunday 13 May), held at the University of Canberra.
Sergeant Rod Anderson said the crowd was generally well behaved with three persons taken into protective custody and eight juveniles apprehended for consuming alcohol.
A small amount of drugs were [...]
[ 12 June, 2012; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] A Canberra Skeptics Event
Venue: Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross Street, Acton,
Members Free/Non-Members Gold Coin Donation
The topic of illicit drugs in Australia is a topic that attracts continued controversy. Some argue that drug policy should continue to remain based on the principle of prohibition while others argue that such prohibition should be repealed.
Those of you who took an interest in the drug trial of Cong Tan Tran will be thrilled to know we now have the result of his drug possession trial:
7. Accepting that the offender has overcome his need for prohibited drugs, I think that it is appropriate that I allow [...]
Acting Justice Neild has shared his thoughts on another case. This time the trial of one Cong Tan Tran pulled over in Gungahlin for want of a hands free kit in his car and found to have quite a laundry list of illegal drugs upon his person.
Interestingly though the prosecution appears to have fallen over [...]
Members from City Station seized substances suspected to be drugs, drug paraphernalia and money after executing an emergency search of a vehicle in Lyneham this morning (Sunday, April 22).
About 12.30am general duty officers observed a man in a stationary vehicle in a Lyneham carpark. Upon speaking to the man, they saw what appeared to be [...]
A 23-year-old Kambah man wanted for an assault and other offences was arrested by police this afternoon (Friday, April 13).
Around 3.10pm members from ACT Policing’s Crime Targeting Team arrested the 23-year-old man after he was seen by detectives walking along Heard Street in Mawson.
During a search of the man after his arrest, police located two [...]
Members from ACT Policing’s Drug Investigation Team have seized a quantity of illicit substances after a search warrant was executed at a home in Evatt yesterday afternoon (27 March).
During the warrant, police located and seized a quantity of an illicit substance suspected to be heroin and three cannabis plants. The combined street value of the [...]
Members from ACT Policing’s Drug Investigation Team executed search warrants in Canberra’s north yesterday afternoon (Thursday, March 23) where a number of items were seized.
Just after midday police executed the first warrant on a vehicle in Lyneham. During the warrant police seized a quantity of an illicit substance suspected to be methylamphetamine.
Other warrants were executed [...]
Members from ACT Policing’s Drug Investigation Team have seized a quantity of illicit substances after a search warrant was executed on a vehicle in Dickson yesterday afternoon (20 March).
During the warrant, police located and seized a quantity of an illicit substance suspected to be heroin, with an estimated street value of $3,000. Also seized during [...]
A 32-year-old woman from Franklin will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Friday, February 24) charged with drug trafficking.
ACT Policing’s Drug Investigation Team executed a search warrant at the Franklin home yesterday afternoon following a six month investigation.
During the search police located and seized an amount of money, approximately 30 grams of cannabis, 11 pipes [...]
ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations arrested a 32-year-old man from Ngunnawal yesterday morning (Friday, February 10).
About 5.20am police executed a search warrant on the premises and seized a large sum of money, four unregistered firearms and property suspected to be stolen.
Police also seized various substances suspected to be cannabis, MDMA, LSD, amphetamines, steroids, valium and other [...]
ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigation’s Drug Team arrested a 39-year-old man from Theodore yesterday afternoon (Thursday, January 19).
Around 6.45pm police executed a search warrant on a house in Theodore. During the search police seized 8 grams of white powder suspected to be cocaine and around 100 tablets suspected of being MDMA and three vials of steroids.
At lunch today, near the Merry-go-round in Civic, I happened across a petition calling for a debate on the legalisation of illicit drugs.
They seem to have gathered quite a few signatures so far, which i was assured won’t go onto some type of police database!
Anyone wanting to help lose the War on Drugs should get on down there [...]