City Station police officers were kept busy yesterday (Tuesday January 11) after executing two separate drug warrants at two locations.
About 12.30pm general duties officers were conducting a foot patrol of Ainslie Village when they observed a number of people coming and going from a unit. Police knocked on the door and once opened saw a number of bags containing what is suspected to be cannabis in plain view. An emergency search warrant was executed with over 65 clip seal bags of cannabis located with an approximate total weight of 285 grams.
A 42-year-old Ainslie man will be summonsed to attend the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date charged with a number of drug offences.
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In the second incident police executed a Drugs of Dependence search warrant about 9.30pm on a home in Watson. Police were notified of two males acting suspiciously around the home earlier in the day. While canvassing the home to locate the males’ police observed a number of cannabis plants in the backyard.
Upon executing the search warrant the two males were located inside one of the bedrooms. Police seized 75 cannabis plants in various sizes and recovered stolen property from a burglary earlier in the day.
The 16-year-old male was arrested for breach of bail and is likely to face further charges at a later date. The 18-year-old Watson man was arrested and bailed from the ACT Watch House. He will be summonsed to attend the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date, charged with theft, aggravated burglary, possess prohibited substance and cultivate controlled plant.
North District Superintendent Mick Calatzis said “While these matters are concerning to us, the detection and apprehension of these suspects could not have occurred without strong community support, which is a platform of our intelligence led policing”.