4 May 2022

Accused methylamphetamine trafficker denied bail

| Claire Fenwicke
ACT Magistrates Court

Alexander Douglas Cameron fronted ACT Magistrates Court on 2 May. Photo: ACT Magistrates Court.

A 28-year-old man accused of trafficking methylamphetamine has been denied bail in the ACT Magistrate’s Court (2 May).

According to facts tendered in court, police approached Alexander Douglas Cameron as he exited an Uber on Christina Stead Street in Franklin at about 10:30 pm on Saturday (30 April) to execute a search warrant.

During the search, detectives allege they found a brown satchel on his person, within which was a black velvet pouch containing a clip-seal bag with a “crystalline substance”.

A presumptive test was carried out on the substance which indicated it was methylamphetamine. The suspected drug was later weighed and was approximately 40.5 grams, including packaging.

Police said within the brown satchel they also found a set of digital scales, a glass smoking pipe, a blister pack of Temazepam and a brass cylinder containing an unknown substance, as well as several identification items matching the defendant’s appearance.

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On the same day, officers executed a second warrant at a linked address in Coombs where they said steroids, cocaine and approximately 700 grams of methylamphetamine were found

It’s alleged police also located a modified Colt .38 revolver, ammunition, electronic devices, drug distribution items and around $50,000 cash.

While Mr Cameron has only been charged with trafficking a controlled drug (other than cannabis), police indicated it is expected further charges may be laid at a later date.

He is due to appear in court again on 24 May 2022.

Police said the search warrants were executed as part of an ongoing investigation by the Drugs and Organised Crime Team into drug distribution in the ACT and surrounding region.

Anyone with information about the manufacture, distribution and sale of illicit drugs in the ACT is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously.

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