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Drug lab closed and drugs seized in November

Posted on 17/12/2019

Nearly 150 contacts from people concerned about the impact of illegal drugs on their neighbourhoods led to the discovery and closure of a clandestine lab during November, as well as the seizure of 35 grams of amphetamine, nearly 21 litres of Fantasy, 62 cannabis plants and 320 grams of dried cannabis ready for sale.

We also received 35 calls about illegal firearms, with three seized during the month and taken out of the hands of criminals.

A total of seventeen men and six women were charged with a range of serious offences – including cultivating a commercial quantity of cannabis, stealing electricity, firearms and bail offences, theft, and trafficking controlled drugs – all as a direct result of information shared with Crime Stoppers.

During November we received more information about the unsolved cold case murders of Richard Kelvin, Stephen Newton, and Rhianna Barreau.

Our calls for assistance saw people also share what they know about a number of break-ins in Adelaide’s northern suburbs, arson attacks at Brompton, Croydon and Hackham West, a service station robbery at Seaview Downs and a sexual assault at Glandore.

Our unsolved weekly crime segments asked for your help to catch an arsonist who destroyed a Salisbury unit, the theft of a large amount of copper wiring at a Two Wells residential development, and a suspected serial thief caught on CCTV who stabbed a woman when she found him inside her Hope Valley home.

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Other November 2019 results included:

  • 1011 intelligence reports were taken and 971 actions issued to police for investigation;
  • A total of 32 apprehensions were made;
  • About 2,200 contacts via our hotline and website;
  • Seizure of 3 firearms, as well as ammunition and other illegal weapons;
  • Nearly 8,000 people visited the Crime Stoppers SA website, resulting in 24,290 page views;

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