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  • Jason Regan

Police operation on Copper Coast leads to arrests

Yorke and Mid-North Police conducted an operation earlier this week targeting traffic, property and drug offences in and around the Copper Coast area.

The operation commenced at 9 am on Wednesday and utilised officers from STAR Group, Water and Dog Operations Unit, Traffic Services Branch, Road Policing Section and local Crime Prevention Section.

A number of properties were searched with officers seizing illicit drugs and illegal weapons, which resulted in several people being arrested and reported.

A home was searched on Cornish Terrace at Wallaroo and police located cannabis and drug paraphernalia. Three occupants received cannabis expiation notices. A 50-year-old woman was arrested and charged with unlawful possession and possessing prescription medication.

Also seized from the address were two safes that contained a large number of collectable coins and jewellery. Police are making further enquiries in relation to this property and urge anyone who may have had such items stolen in the past to come forward.

A property in Kadina was searched and police located six grams of methamphetamine. A 31-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man were arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled drug. The man was further charged with possessing a dangerous article after a taser was located and seized by police.

Police attended and searched a home at Jericho where they located seven hydroponically grown cannabis plants and ammunition. A 47-year-old man was reported for cultivating cannabis, possessing prescribed equipment and possessing ammunition.

A man was reported after his East Moonta home was searched and police located 11 cannabis plants. The 35-year-old was also drug diverted and issued a cannabis expiation notice. He will appear in court at a later date.

A total of 396 breath tests were conducted, 34 drug wipes and 10 vessel safety compliance checks. These tests resulted in 10 traffic expiation notices and one caution fine, eight defects and one caution defect, five cautions for general expiation notices, five drug diversions and nine cannabis expiation notices being issued.

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