27 September 2019

Woman charged with smuggling meth into Alexander Maconochie Centre

| Lachlan Roberts
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Alexander Maconochie Centre

A woman has been charged with smuggling drugs into Alexander Maconochie Centre. Photo: File.

A woman will face the ACT Magistrates Court today charged with drug trafficking after police executed a search warrant on the woman as she attempted to enter the Alexander Maconochie Centre.

Around 2:40 pm yesterday, police searched the woman and found a small balloon taped to the inside of her jumper which contained a substance police believed to methamphetamine.

ACT Policing’s Station Sergeant Brett Booth said police searched the woman after receiving a tip-off from the public.

Police found a balloon containing meth on the woman. Photo: Supplied by ACT Policing.

The woman was arrested and transported to the ACT Watch House where a search of her backpack revealed another balloon containing a substance police believed to be methamphetamine secreted in her diary and $1565 in cash.

The total weight of the balloons containing methamphetamine was 16 grams.

The 48-year-old woman will face the ACT Magistrates Court today charged with trafficking a controlled drug namely methamphetamine. Police will oppose bail.

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