Wundowie police use dog squad to charge trio with range of drug offences

Wundowie Police have charged three locals with a range of drug offences following tip-offs from the community.

With assistance from the Toodyay Police, Northam Detectives, the WA Police narcotic detection dog unit and Australian Federal Police K9 firearms and explosives detection dog unit, officers executed a firearms warrant and misuse of drugs act warrant on a property at Bakers Hill last Wednesday.

More than 100 grams of cannabis and a quantity of cash was seized.

As a result a 55-year-old man and 48-year-old woman from Bakers Hill were charged with various charges included sell and and intent to sell and supply a prohibited drug.

A 25-year-old man from Northam was also charged with possession of a prohibited drug.

Wundowie Police Station officer in charge Sergeant Sarah Clarke said the charges would help disrupt other crime in the local area.

"It was a great result for all involved and we will certainly be utilising detection dogs more and more in the future," she said.

"Taking any amount of illegal drugs off the street and out of the community is always a good result.

"I think people realise that it's not just about drug use, but burglaries, stealing and frauds that occur to fund addictions.

"The financial and personal cost really impacts on the community and local businesses.

"We encourage anyone with information of any suspicious behaviour and drug dealing to report anonymously to Crime Stoppers or call your local Police Station."

Sergeant Clarke said Wundowie Police were also targeting drug-affected drivers.

Last week two drivers tested positive to having methamphetamine in their system.

"If you have taken drugs and choose to get in a vehicle and put yourself and other road users at risk, then we will be ready to take your licence away from you," Sergeant Clarke said.

"We will be increasing our drug testing through both the town site of Wundowie and throughout district."

The Wundowie top cop also warned residents of new drink driving legislation that has put WA in line with the rest of the country.

"The new What you blow, is what you go' legislation came into effect last month so people need to be mindful of alcohol consumption before getting behind the wheel," Sergeant Clarke said.

"If you are going to have a drink, the best thing to do is ensure you have a designated driver or alternative transport organised."

Anyone with any information relating to suspected illegal activity is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

People providing information to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous if they wish.