Police make drug arrests in southern suburbs, South Australia

Detectives from the Southern District Criminal Investigation Branch have arrested nine people for drug trafficking offences after searching numerous premises in the southern suburbs yesterday.

On Wednesday 29 January, after a complex multi-faceted investigation detectives searched six properties and arrested five men and four women. Homes in Hackham West, Aldinga Beach, Christie Downs and Morphett Vale were searched and police located and seized 100 grams of methamphetamine, approximately $11,000 and drug equipment.

A 42-year-old woman from Hackham West has been charged with 53 counts of trafficking in a controlled drug. A 55-year-old Hackham West man has been charged with 7 counts of trafficking in a controlled drug.

Three people were arrested at a Christie Downs home, a 44-year-old woman, a 39-year-old man and a 41-year-old man were all charged with trafficking in a controlled drug.

Two houses in Morphett Vale were searched and a 49-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man were both charged with seven counts of trafficking in a controlled drug. A 32-year-old man was charged with six counts and a 41-year-old woman with one count of trafficking in a controlled drug.

They were all refused bail and appeared in the Christies Beach Magistrates Court today, Thursday 30 January.

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

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