Crime Stoppers

Methamphetamine and MDMA Seized Alice Springs

Monday 11-Jan-2016 09:42

Detectives from the Southern Tactical Investigation Squad and the Cross Border Team arrested two men on Saturday 9 January for possessing a trafficable quantity of MDMA and methamphetamine (Ice).

Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Leith Phillips said that Police acted on intelligence received from South Australia and apprehended a vehicle approximately 15km south of Alice Springs.

“As a result of an initial search of the vehicle, a trafficable quantity of what is believed to be ecstasy and approximately 15g of methamphetamine was located and seized.

“A search warrant was obtained and the vehicle was thoroughly searched.

“As a result Detectives located a further 18.8g of methamphetamine as well as a sawn-off double-barrel shotgun with a pistol-grip butt.  

“In total 33.8g of methamphetamine, 2.3g of ecstasy tablets and 30 diazepam tablets were seized.

The men, aged 20 and 24, were charged with:

  • Supplying a dangerous drug – trafficable quantity
  • Possess methamphetamine – trafficable quantity
  • Possess schedule 2 substance – trafficable quantity
  • Possess a prohibited firearm

They have been remanded in custody and will appear in the Alice Springs Court today.