Police given more power to crack down on drug dealers

18 November, 2020
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This week the Parliament granted new powers to the Police to crack down on drug dealers and manufacturers.

I spoke on behalf of the Shooters Fishers and Famers Party in support of the Drug Supply Prohibition Order Pilot Scheme Bill. This bill gives Police the power to search convicted drug dealers and manufacturers, as well as their home and vehicles, at any time without a warrant.

Members of the community who want to profiteer from the suffering of others through the supply of illicit drugs should not feel comfortable in our society.

And the Police should have the power to undertake activities that make being a drug manufacturer or dealer uncomfortable.

People who engage in illegal behavior that destroy other people’s lives should constantly be looking over their shoulder for the inevitable day that they are caught.

The pilot will run for two years, in the Bankstown, Orana Mid-Western, Hunter Valley and Coffs-Clarence Police Districts the Orana Mid-Western region includes the following Barwon based Police Stations Baradine, Binnaway, Coolah, Coonabarabran, Coonamble, Dunedoo, Gilgandra, Gulargambone, Mendooran, Tooraweenah, and Warren.

After the trial, the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research will conduct an evaluation.




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