Charges – Illicit substances – Tennant Creek

Northern Territory Police have charged a man in relation to illicit substance offending in the Tennant Creek region.

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, detectives from the Tennant Creek Criminal Investigations Branch, with the assistance of General Duties and the Southern Dog Operations Unit, executed a search warrant at a remote property in the Tennant Creek region.

An initial search of the property located a large amount of cannabis concealed in scrubland near the property. Within the residence, detectives located further cannabis and a substantial amount of cash.

During a further search of the surrounding area, Drug Detection Dog Callen was deployed, and a commercial quantity of cannabis was located buried under spinifex bushes. The total weight of seized cannabis from the search was approximately 3.6kg.

As a result of the search warrant a 47-year-old man was arrested and charged with serious drug offences including:

  • Supply of Schedule 2 Dangerous Drug – Commercial Quantity
  • Possess a Schedule 2 Dangerous Drug – Commercial Quantity
  • Receiving or possessing Tainted Property

He has been refused bail and has been remanded to appear in Alice Springs local court tomorrow.

Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Marcus Becker said, “The supply of dangerous drugs in remote areas of the Northern Territory is a major contributor to crime and causes significant harm in our community.

“Police will continue to target individuals who choose to profit from this illicit activity”.

Anyone with information on the supply of illicit substances into our communities can call police on 131 444 or make an anonymous report to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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