Northern Territory Police have charged a 53-year-old woman with drug offences following a warrant execution in Alyangula.
On the morning of 13 September information was received that cannabis was being sold at an address in Angurugu, Northern Territory Police say.
Police then executed a search warrant at a residence and arrested the 53-year-old female. During the search, police located 44 deal bags of cannabis and approximately $7460 cash.
It is believed the woman had already sold multiple bags to numerous residents.
She was bailed to appear at Alyangula Court on 18 September and was charged with:
- Supply cannabis – Indigenous community
- Possess cannabis – traffickable quantity
Alyangula Police Officer in Charge Tanya Woodcock said drug abuse is causing significant disadvantage to the children living in remote communities, which must not be tolerated.
“Police drug operations have been intensified, with additional resources on Groote Eylandt for the foreseeable future,” she said.
Anyone with information on the supply and transport of illicit substances is asked to notify police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously.