Media release

Charges – Drug offences – Northern Suburbs


 Detectives from Drug and Organised Crime have charged an 18-year-old with multiple drug offences following a search warrant conducted on his vehicle and residence on Saturday afternoon.

At 7:30pm, police attended a minor road crash involving the vehicle and a subsequent search of the vehicle located a small quantity of drugs, along with other items indicative of drug supply.

The man was arrested at the scene and taken to the Palmerston Watch House while Drug and Organised Crime detectives conducted a search warrant at his residence.

The 18-year-old was later charged with:

  • Supply schedule 1 dangerous drug - less than commercial quantity x 2
  • Possess schedule 1 dangerous drug - traffickable quantity x 2
  • Supply schedule 2 dangerous drug - less than commercial quantity
  • Possess schedule 2 dangerous drug - traffickable quantity
  • Possess or use prohibited firearm

He was bailed to appear in Darwin Local Court on 22 March 2023.