Two people arrested in Nelson on drugs charges

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Nelson Police have arrested two people following the execution of a search warrant at an address in Victory Square this morning.

A 47 year old male has been charged with possession of utensils and a 31 year old female has been charged with possession of methamphetamine and prescription medicine.

During the search warrant a small amount of methamphetamine and four pounds of high quality cannabis head with a street value of between $12,000 and $15,000 dollars was recovered.

“Police is determined to shut down drug dealing operations to prevent the significant social harm they cause the community, the users and their families,” said Detective Sergeant Lex Bruning.

“Our belief is that drugs are one of the main drivers of other criminal offending so we’re pleased we’ve been able to identify and disrupt this activity.”

Enquires are on-going in relation to the seized cannabis.