Each little bag of dope can cause harm in remote NT communities, police say.
A police raid overnight has uncovered a drug selling operation designed to make greater profits by breaking down the amount of drugs into little deal bags.
Two people have been arrested and charged with drug related offences after police seized 564 grams of cannabis from a home in Tennant Creek overnight.
Police say the cannabis has a street value of $28,200.
Tennant Creek police say the alleged drug dealing operation was "destined to be sold to remote communities across the Barkly region".
A 25-year-old woman was arrested and charged with one count of
- Possess Scheduled 2 Dangerous Drug - Commercial quantity.
A 28-year-old man was arrested and charged with one count each of
- Supply Schedule 2 Dangerous Drug - Commercial quantity
- Possess Schedule 2 Dangerous Drug - Commercial quantity
- Dealing money/property proceeds of crime.
A 20-year-old man who was at the property and found in possession of cannabis was issued a Drug Infringement Notice for Possess Schedule 2 Dangerous Drug.
Sgt Marek Hutchinson-Goncz said the seizure would significantly dent the supply of dangerous drugs in Tennant Creek.
"This is a great result in reducing drug related harm to people living in remote communities in the Northern Territory, and we will continue to focus on holding these offenders responsible," Sgt Hutchinson-Goncz said.
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