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Pill press and chemical binding agents seized in Hobart drug bust

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Tasmania Police were called to the incident. Image / Pulse (File)

Large amounts of methylamphetamine, cannabis and MDMA have been seized after a “targeted police operation” at a property in Hobart’s northern suburbs.

The two-day bust at a home in Brighton earlier this week saw several search warrants executed, Detective Acting Sergeant Sam Storer said.


A pill press and chemical binding agents often used in the production of illicit drugs were also found.

A 32-year-old man from the Northern Territory is facing drug trafficking charges over the incident.

The Hobart Magistrates Court. Image / Pulse

“The man was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and appeared in court on Wednesday, before reappearing today,” Storer said.

“Illicit drugs and chemical binding agents such as those seized can cause significant harm in our community.”

“Tasmania Police will continue to target those who are involved in the manufacturing and distribution of illicit drugs and will hold them accountable.”

Police urge anyone with information about the production of illicit drugs to contact them on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously.


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