Man arrested for possession of drugs in Garema Place

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ACT Policing have arrested a 37-year-old Dunlop man after he was found in possession of a range of drugs in the city overnight.   

About 12:30am this morning (Friday, 23 December 2022) CCTV operators identified a man consuming drugs in Garema Place, Canberra City.  

Officers were dispatched to his location and conducted a search of him where they discovered a significant quantity of drugs and cash, including:  

  • 14 x Diazepam tablets 

  • 32 x LSD Patches 

  • 4 x clip seal bags of suspected Cocaine  

  • 1x clip seal bag of suspected heroin 

  • 1x Xanax tablet 

  • 1x Modafinil tablet 

  • 1x Container of THC chewables 

  • $440 cash.  

The items and cash were seized, and the man will be issued a summons to appear before the magistrate's court.  

ACT Policing will continue to target the sale and supply of illicit drugs including using CCTV to monitor for drug use and transactions.  

While legislation was passed in 2022 to decriminalise small amounts of illicit drugs, that legislation does not come into effect until October 2023.  

It currently remains a criminal offence to possess illicit drugs or pharmaceutical drugs without a prescription.   


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