Police search Harvey home, lay drugs charges

David CharlesworthHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Harvey, Australind and Bunbury police, along with the help of a canine drug detection unit, search a property in Harvey on Wednesday.
Camera IconHarvey, Australind and Bunbury police, along with the help of a canine drug detection unit, search a property in Harvey on Wednesday. Credit: David Charlesworth / South Western Times

A Harvey man has been charged with numerous drug offences after officers from three stations across the region searched a Lee Street property last week.

On Wednesday morning, 13 officers from Harvey, Australind and Bunbury police, the Bunbury Inquiry Team and a canine drug detection unit conducted the search.

As a result of the search, a 38-year-old Harvey man was issued with a number of drug charges including 12 counts of offering to sell or supply methamphetamine.

He was also charged with one count of offering to sell or supply cannabis, one count of possessing methamphetamine with intent to sell or supply, one count of possessing cannabis with intent to sell or supply, one charge of possessing methamphetamine, one count of possessing cannabis, one count of possessing drug paraphernalia and one count for breach of bail.

The man appeared in Bunbury Magistrates Court on Thursday and was remanded in custody to appear on September 21.

Harvey police Sen. Sgt Laurie Morley said the search was the result of months of inquiries and intelligence gathering.

Sen. Sgt Morley said the community could be confident that even though investigations could seem to take time, when police become aware of unlawful activities, they acted on them to bring perpetrators to account.

“This offender has been charged as a direct result of the efforts and hard work of the constables at Harvey police station,” he said.

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