Anticipation is the general feeling right now in the Charleville Court House, after 27 people were arrested and over 150 charges were laid, following the weekend drug operation North Twinzer in Cunnamulla.
Police from the South West Police Distruct struck on 27 properties across Saturday and Sunday, and allegedly located ice, cannabis, drug paraphernalia, ammunition and mobile phones.
Locals remain in shock this morning, but many say the sheer size of the operation and the numbers charged are a showcase of the scope of the problems this and western communities face with the ice and drug scourge.
Detective Inspector Kerry Johnson, from the South West Police District says the community played an imperative role in the weekends drug operation.
“We met with the local community and we gave them a commitment to address the drug issues in the area, and the arrests this weekend are the result of months of hard work.
“While the community and police will continue to work together, we are also looking at programs and education for the young people in the district to curb this type of behaviour,” he said.
Four people will appear in court this morning under an array of charges including, trafficking in dangerous drugs, supplying dangerous drugs and aggravated supply of dangerous drugs to a minor under 16 years.
The Hearings are expected to commence shortly.