Drugs found after Deakin search warrant
Release Date: Wednesday, August 22 2012, 04:12 PM
Following the discovery of a quantity of drugs at a Deakin residence yesterday (Tuesday, August 21), ACT Policing’s Drug Investigations Team will oppose bail on a 51-year-old man when he appears in the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow (Thursday, August 23).
Belconnen General Duties patrol members executed a Crimes Act warrant on a Deakin residence yesterday in relation to a domestic violence matter, for which the alleged offender has already faced court.
Acting on information received, a Drugs of Dependence warrant was also sworn for the residence by members of Criminal Investigations Crime Targeting Team.
During the warrant, police officers also canvassed the local area and widened the search.
Located was more than a kilogram of white powder suspected to be cocaine. Police also located a significant sum of cash at the same concealed location.
Acting Crime Manager, Detective Sergeant Shane Scott said that this seizure, which had a potential street value of around $350,000, was made possible by a combination of methodical investigation, and a willingness by the public to assist.
“With the help of the public, we searched for and located evidence we strongly suspected was somewhere nearby. This is a good example of how a partnership between the community and its police generates useful intelligence, on which police can then act,” Sergeant Scott said.