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Four charged in Northern Suburbs drug blitz

The northern suburbs have been targeted in a drug blitz which has seen 77 charges laid down to four individuals.

On Friday 3rd July, Joondalup Police conducted a search of two vehicles in Sorrento in which they found drugs, money and items that suggested the selling and supply of the drugs.

A Nissan 350Z, and a Peugeot sedan were both searched in the Seacrest Park carpark.

Officers allegedly found cocaine, MDMA, $4970 in cash, and further items were found on the drivers.

The search of the vehicles prompted officers to execute a search warrant for two homes, one on Fitzgerald Street, North Perth and the other on Maquire Road, Hillarys.

The North Perth home allegedly held MDMA, cannabis, steroids, $1250 in cash, and drug paraphernalia.

At the Hillarys home, police found similar items. MDMA, cannabis, psilocybin mushrooms, cocaine, steroids, $40,000 in cash, and equipment which is believed to have been used in the manufacture of steroids.

It is believed these incidences are linked to a criminal drug network.

On 13th July, police intercepted two packages which contained more than 500 vials of steroids. This resulted in a search at another property on Stanley Street, Scarborough.

This search resulted in police recovering steroids, psilocybin mushrooms, cannabis, MDMA, and item consistent with the growing of cannabis.

A 21-year-old man from Hillarys is due to appear at the Joondalup Magistrates Court on 5th August on seven charges of possession of various drugs and paraphernalia.

Two men from Scarborough have been charged with 12 and seven offences respectively, and both will appear in Perth Magistrates Court on 21st August.

A 23-year-old man from Hillarys has been charged with 51 offences relating to drug possession, as well as giving false personal information to police. He is due to appear in the Joondalup Magistrates Court on 10th August.

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Gemma Dwyer

Gemma Dwyer

Gemma Dwyer is the courts and crime correspondent for The WA Daily.

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