Two arrested, drugs, chemicals and cash seized

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An ongoing ACT Policing operation targeting the manufacture and distribution of illicit drugs resulted in two arrests last night (Monday, 9 January 2023).

About 10.30pm 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 located 19 clip-seal bags containing substances suspected of being illicit drugs, including methylamphetamine and synthetic heroin, prescription medications and cash.

About 11.30pm police executed a search warrant at a Cook residence and 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.

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