Operation Marryday targets drugs in Riverland, SA

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A three-month operation targeting drug trafficking in the Riverland has resulted in the arrests of four men and the seizure of methamphetamine, cannabis and cash, according to SA Police.

Operation Marryday commenced in July 2018, with detectives from Berri Criminal Investigation Branch investigating the sale of illicit drugs in the community.

Police will allege that as a result of the investigations, on Tuesday 18 September a car was stopped by police on the Sturt Highway at Blanchetown. A search of the car uncovered cash and methamphetamine.

Two men in the car, a 35-year-old Para Hills man and a 31-year-old Evanston man were arrested at the scene. A house in Blanchetown was later searched that day, and a 31-year-old Loxton man was arrested after drugs and cash were found in his possession. All three were charged with numerous offences including trafficking a controlled drug.

Today, a house in Loxton was searched and 1.2 kilograms of cannabis packaged for sale, methamphetamine and cash were seized, and a 34-year-old man at the address was arrested. He was charged with trafficking a controlled drug, and was bailed to appear in court at a later date.

During the operation, a total of 100 grams of methamphetamine, 1.2 kilograms of cannabis and over $25,000 cash was seized by police.

Anyone with information about the manufacture, sale and possession of illegal drugs is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au

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