Media release

Charges – Drug offences - Katherine


Northern Territory Police have charged a 38-year-old man in relation to drug offences in Katherine on Monday.

Katherine general duties members, Northern Substance Abuse Intelligence Desk and Dog Operations Unit executed a search warrant on a vehicle outside a business on Cyprus Street.

During the search, officers located a large quantity of cannabis and cash and a number of items indicative of drug use and supply.

The man was arrested and has since been charged with:

  • Supply commercial quantity of schedule 2 dangerous drug
  • Possess commercial quantity of schedule 2 dangerous drug
  • Make threat to kill
  • Use a carriage service to harass

He was remanded in custody to appear before the Katherine Local Court on 20 March 2023.

Senior Sergeant Warren Scott said “Police will continue to ensure the safety of Territorians by disrupting the provision of illicit substances into our community.

“Quick action from the team is believed to have made a significant dent in the regional and remote drug trade in the Big Rivers Region.

“Anyone with information on the supply or use of illicit substances in the Northern Territory is urged to contact police on 131 444 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”