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    2018 - 07.03

    IT’S the start of the cannabis harvesting season say police and already one man has been charged for possessing more than 100 plants.
    Nanjing Night Net

    Police discovered the drugs at Trowutta on March 10.

    The man will appear in court at a later date.

    Western Drug Investigation Services’ Detective Sergeant Steve Keiselis said cannabis was still the drug of choice on the Coast.

    In another case, more than 30 plants were discovered by plain clothed officers last Tuesday at Forest.

    Detective Sergeant Keiselis said the Circular Head area was not necessarily a hot spot for cannabis production.

    However, he did say the drug was being produced and distributed interstate.

    “Cannabis is still the drug of choice and we by and large uncover a lot of cannabis in comparison to other illicit substances,” he said.

    “We still actively investigate the distribution of all illicit drugs and if information is specific to one type of drug only, we still inevitability recover other substances which does include cannabis.”

    GOOD RESULTS: A police officer carries a cannabis plant. Police say cannabis harvesting season is starting and it is still the “drug of choice” on the North-West Coast. Picture: Fairfax.

    Detective Sergeant Keiselis said a good use of police intelligence and public information was leading to more drug stings.

    “I think it’s today’s climate of social media and that drug use is talked about lot more frequently than it ever was,” he said.

    “If you compare it to the ’60s and ’70s we all knew the drugs existed then but it was all just behind closed doors.

    “Targeted policing by our members have also yielded some good results.”

    Detective Sergeant Keiselis said there was no cause for alarm about such quantities of cannabis recovered on the North-West.

    “I think it’s a combination of good work and good investigation and support from members of the community and Crime Stoppers which has lead to some good results,” he said.

    “We’ve been fairly proactive this year and have had quite a few seizures of plants as a result of investigations.

    “If your intention is to grow or distribute large amounts of illicit substances it will only be a matter of time until your name gets pointed in our direction.”

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