An ongoing ACT Policing operation targeting the manufacture and distribution of illicit drugs has resulted in two arrests
About 10:30 pm yesterday (9 January), police arrested a 36-year-old Cook man and a 43-year-old Coombs woman in Hawker after a suspected drug deal.
A search of the man’s vehicle allegedly located 19 clip-seal bags containing substances suspected of being illicit drugs, including methylamphetamine and synthetic heroin, prescription medications and cash.
About 11:30 pm police executed a search warrant at a Cook residence and allegedly located more items similar to those seized from the man’s vehicle, along with $20,000 cash and chemicals often used in the manufacture of illicit drugs.
Due to the hazardous nature of the chemicals located, the residence was evacuated, and the search will continue today once the location has been declared safe.
Both the man and the woman will face court today charged with receiving stolen property and trafficking in a controlled drug other than cannabis. The man is also charged with possession of property suspected of being the proceeds of crime.
Police are urging anyone with information about the manufacture, sale or distribution of illicit drugs to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the website. Information can be provided anonymously.