Two suspects arrested with drugs in Odendaalsrus

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The two suspects who were arrested for dealing in drugs. PHOTO: SAPS

Members of the Welkom Public Order Policing (POP) unit, with the assistance of the community, arrested a man and a woman with Mandrax tablets, heroin, and crystal meth in separate incidents.

According to Captain Stephen Thakeng, at around 09:00 on Tuesday 21 March, members of the Welkom POP unit received information from residents of Kutloanong, who pointed out a house where drugs were allegedly being sold. “At the identified house, they met a 29-year-old woman and upon searching the house they found small bags with crystal meth, heroine and cash. It was discovered that she is a security officer at one of the mines,” he said.

He added that the members then further followed up on information of a suspect who is transporting drugs from Welkom to Odendaalsrus.

“The members spotted the vehicle and the suspect during a way-lay operation. The vehicle was stopped and they found Mandrax tablets, heroine – also known as nyaope –and crystal meth. A 33-year-old man was arrested. After further investigations, members proceeded to a house in Residensia in Odendaalsrus where more drugs were found. The rented room is allegedly used to store these drugs. Two scales were also seized,” said Thakeng.

The two suspects face charges of dealing in drugs and they will appear in the Odendaalsrus Magistrate’s Court on 23 March.

Compiled by Justine Fortuin