South Hedland police charge security officer after tip-off claimed he allegedly sold drugs to juvenile

The West Australian
South Hedland Magistrates Court. Ben Leahy
Camera IconSouth Hedland Magistrates Court. Ben Leahy Credit: West Regional

A Pilbara security officer has been charged after police received a tip-off that the man allegedly sold drugs to a juvenile.

South Hedland police said they were tipped off on July 18 that a security officer who was working at a local business complex sold cannabis to a juvenile.

The following day, police conducted a search warrant on a room and car in Port Hedland, where it was alleged an amount of cannabis, cash, and items consistent with the sale and supply of drugs were found and seized.

The 32-year-old man from Margaret River was arrested and charged with several drug offences including selling a prohibited drug, possession of prohibited drugs with intent to sell or supply, and possession of stolen or unlawfully obtained cash.

He is due to appear in South Hedland Magistrates Court on Monday, August 14.

Licensing Services officers will monitor the court proceedings and assess the man’s suitability to continue working in security.

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