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Elderly man among five charged after string of north-west drug seizures

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The Burnie Supreme and Magistrates Court. Image / Pulse

Tasmania Police have charged five alleged drug traffickers, including a 70-year-old, following multiple separate drug seizures across the north-west in the last fortnight.

A 47-year-old woman from Spreyton is facing charges after police seized substances including of ice, cocaine, ecstasy, ephedrine, cannabis and cash believed to be proceeds of crime.


In another case, a 38-year-old man from Burnie has been charged with trafficking after police discovered 2 kilograms of cannabis at a home in the north-west town.

A third investigation resulted in three people being charged after one kilogram of cannabis, 38 plants, a quantity of seeds and cash believed to be proceeds of crime were found at a home in Frankford.

A 48-year-old Frankford man, 47-year-old Devonport man and 70-year-old East Devonport man were all charged with trafficking.

Detective Inspector Michelle Elmer said there is no evidence to suggest the three seizures were linked.

“Tasmania is a safe place to live and has one of the lowest crime rates in the country. However, illicit drugs are a concern to police and we take drug trafficking very seriously,” she said.

“Anyone seeking to profit by selling harmful drugs to Tasmanians should know that we will be targeting them and their activities.”


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