Two women believed to be operating a drug syndicate have been busted following a traffic stop on Tiger Brennan Drive that led to more illegal drugs and money allegedly found in a Bayview residence and another undisclosed drug den.
Detective Acting Superintendent Andrew Barram said a 31-year-old woman was pulled over on Tuesday and subjected to a roadside drug test where she tested positive.
It was not disclosed what time the woman was apprehended nor what the basis for the traffic stop was.
Supt Barram said duty police officers inspected the woman’s vehicle and found a “trafficable quantity of methamphetamine and a large amount of cash believed to be the proceeds of crime”.
The quantity of the meth or the amount of money seized from the car was not disclosed.
Police said they also found a prohibited weapon but did not detail what type.
“Police then executed a search warrant at the woman’s residence in Bayview, where a further amount of methamphetamine and a large amount of cash, also believed to be the proceeds of crime, was located,” Supt Barram said.
A 24-year-old woman was also found in the Bayview residence during the search warrant where more drugs and money where seized.
Supt Barram said that evidence obtained at the residence led to a further search warrant executed at another location, where cannabis and a “very substantial amount of cash, also believed to be the proceeds of crime, were located.”
He did not mention the vicinity of the other location.
Both women were detained and were to appear at the Darwin Local Court to face multiple drug-related charges including supplying and possessing a commercial quantity of dangerous drug.
The 31-year-old was additionally charged with breaching suspended sentence, driving with drugs in blood, and possessing a prohibited weapon, among others.
The 24-year-old woman was also additionally charged with furnishing a false name and address, and using “air ticket purchased with false ID”.