Police expose two drug dens
TWO men are due to appear in the Warwick Magistrates Court after police raids this week uncovered quantities of cannabis and associated drug use and production items.
A Warwick Police spokesman said officers executed search warrants at two Warwick addresses on Monday, which resulted in a range of charges being laid in relation to drug possession and production, along with other criminal offences.
The spokesman said during the first raid police uncovered a quantity of cannabis being cultivated in a home-made hydroponic set-up.
“A male individual aged 37 was located at the residence and was charged by police with possessing and producing a dangerous drug, namely cannabis, as well as possession of drug utensils and items used in commission of a crime, being the hydroponic equipment,” he said.
“He was issued with a notice to appear in the magistrates court.”
The spokesman said in a separate search of another premises, a 22-year-old man was found in possession of cannabis, as well as utensils and items used in the cultivation of cannabis.
“This person was also found with a quantity of traffic signs removed from a number of locations around Warwick and was charged with possession of tainted property.
“They were also charged with being in possession of a restricted martial arts weapon, in the form of a set of nunchucks.”
Nunchucks are a hand-held weapon of Japanese origin and typically consist of two lengths of timber connected with a length of rope or chain.
Both individuals charged as a result of Monday's searches are due to appear in court at a later date.
The spokesman urged local people with information about drug production and distribution to come forward to police by calling the Warwick station on 46604444 or the Crime Stoppers hotline anonymously on 1800333000.