South West police are cracking down on drug supplying and distribution within the Greater Bunbury region, with two men charged in the same amount of days.
Around 8am on Wednesday, January 30, police executed a Misuse of Drugs Act Search Warrant on a residence in Wittenoom Street, Bunbury.
Officers found hydroponic cannabis being grown in three locations throughout the house.
More than 50 plants, in various stages of growth (from seedlings to mature plants), were removed from the scene.
The occupant, a 62-year-old man, was charged with cultivating a prohibited plant (cannabis) with intent to sell or supply and possessing drug paraphernalia (smoking implements).
He was also charged with manufacturing with intent to sell or supply, relating to the extraction of cannabis oil.
The man will face the Bunbury Magistrates Court at a later date.
Police conducted a raid on a property in Ray Street, Boyanup on Thursday, January 31, uncovering 12 mature cannabis plants.
A 72-year-old male was charged with cultivating a prohibited plant with intent to sell or supply and possessing a prohibited plant (cannabis).
He will face court at a later date.
Bunbury Police Officer In Charge Senior Sergeant Mal Jones said they were strongly focused on drug offences.
“Police are continuing to target the production, sale, and supply of illicit drugs within the community to reduce community harm and apprehend offenders,” he said.
“We’re looking to apprehend those who profit from the sale and use of illicit drugs.”
Anyone with information about drug offending has been urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppers.com.au