Car crash in Whangarei leads to methamphetamine arrest
Northland District Headquarters
88 Cameron Street, Whangärei
Wednesday September 25, 2013
A car crash south of Whangärei has resulted in the arrest of a woman for methamphetamine related offences.
About 6am this morning (September 25) Police
were alerted to a 4WD vehicle that had crashed on State
Highway One south of Portland.
The occupants were not in the vehicle when Police arrived at the scene.
However, a short time later following assistance from a member of the public, a female occupant of the car was located. Police are still looking for another person that was in the car at the time of the crash.
The 21-year-old woman was arrested about 7am. She will be appearing in the Whangärei District Court tomorrow facing several charges of supplying methamphetamine and offering to supply methamphetamine. She is also facing charges of supplying cannabis.
Police are now executing a search warrant at the address where the woman was located. They believe the address contains some stolen property from burglaries and shop thefts.
are also continuing their investigations into a crime ring
and are looking for other persons involved in that
offending. Police expect further arrests will be made in
relation to the offending.
These investigations started four weeks ago.
Acting Northland District Criminal Investigations Manager Senior Sergeant Kevin Burke says it was a 'whole of policing' effort that led to the arrest of the woman following the car crash.
"Staff from the Public Safety Teams, Whangärei Tactical Crime Unit and CIB all assisted and led to the arrest of this woman who has been involved in widespread offending throughout the greater Whangärei area."
"This incident is also a reflection on how the victims of burglary are satisfying the users and dealers of illicit drugs with stolen property being used for the as a commodity to obtain drugs."