Murray Bridge police make 13 arrests during drug, weapons raids
SA Police officers have spent two days cracking down on local crime.
Thirteen people have been arrested for drug, theft and weapons offences after a two-day police operation in Murray Bridge.
The sting began on Tuesday with the arrest of a 46-year-old Glandore man for allegedly possessing an unregistered firearm, unauthorised prescription drugs and drug equipment.
That arrest led police to a house in Murray Bridge, where they allegedly found a taser, various illicit drugs and equipment used for consuming them.
Officers arrested a 50-year-old local man and charged him with possession and other drug offences.
A search of another Murray Bridge property allegedly uncovered another gun, various other weapons and more drugs.
Police arrested a 44-year-old local man and charged him with various drug and weapons offences.
Another 10 people were also arrested for offences ranging from theft and property damage to bail breaches and outstanding warrants, and four reported for other offences, on Tuesday and Wednesday in connection with the same operation.
Out on the roads, meanwhile, officers found busted one drink driver, two drug-affected drivers and six un-roadworthy vehicles.
They issued 12 fines, impounded a car and banned the alleged drink driver from driving for six months.
“Murray Mallee police will continue to take action against those who choose to commit crime or make poor choices when getting behind the wheel of a car,” SA Police said in a statement.
They urged anyone with information about the sale, possession or supply of illicit drugs or weapons to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at www.crimestopperssa.com.au.
People who provide tips to police can remain anonymous.
The Glandore man was denied bail and will face a magistrates’ court in Adelaide.
Both Murray Bridge men were granted bail ahead of appearances at the local courthouse.
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