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Two arrested in drug haul - Tennant Creek


Two people have been arrested and charged with drug related offences after police seized more than $28, 000 worth of cannabis from a home in Tennant Creek overnight.

Tennant Creek Police conducted a search on a property where it is alleged they located 564 grams of cannabis with a street value of $28, 200, which was destined to be sold to remote communities across the Barkly region.

A 25-year-old woman was arrested and charged with one count of

  • Possess Scheduled 2 Dangerous Drug – Commercial quantity.

A 28-year-old man was arrested and charged with one count each of

  • Supply Schedule 2 Dangerous Drug – Commercial quantity
  • Possess schedule 2 Dangerous Drug – commercial quantity
  • Dealing money/property proceeds of crime.

A 20-year-old man who was at the property and found in possession of cannabis was issued a Drug Infringement Notice for Possess Schedule 2 Dangerous Drug.

Sergeant Marek Hutchinson-Goncz said the seizure would significantly dent the supply of dangerous drugs in Tennant Creek.

“This is a great result in reducing drug related harm to people living in remote communities in the Northern Territory and we will continue to focus on holding these offenders responsible,” said Sgt Hutchinson-Goncz

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