Collie Police have charged a 30-year-old Collie woman after she allegedly dropped a bag containing a small amount of amphetamine by mistake in the Coles Express service station last week.
Senior Sergeant Heath Soutar said the woman had entered the service station just before lunch time on August 31 and while paying at the counter, allegedly dropped a clip-seal bag from her pocket.
He said employees at the service station noticed the bag and called police, who found it contained a small amount of ampethamine.
As a result of the investigation into the incident, a 30-year-old woman was charged with several drug offences and will appear in the Collie Magistrates Court later this month.
Senior Sergeant Soutar said police had also made a number of other drug-related charges over the past week.
Police charged two males with drug offences after receiving a report of people acting suspiciously around the alumina refinery on Gastaldo Road in Worsley.
Senior Sergeant Soutar said police stopped and searched a car near the refinery and found amphetamine, smoking implements and live ammunition in the vehicle.
The 37-year-old and 36-year-old Perth men were charged and will appear in court later this month.
Just hours later, police conducted a traffic stop on Prinsep Street and seized a small amount of cannabis after a search of the vehicle.
A 40-year-old Mandurah woman and a 37-year-old Collie man were charged with possession of a prohibited drug and will also appear in court later this month.
A 26-year-old man is also facing drug charges after police executed a search warrant on a house in Coombes Street on September 4.
Senior Sergeant Soutar said as a result of the search warrant, police had seized a number of drug-related items from the property.
Police are also investigating a number of ‘crimes of opportunity’.
A collection of cleaning items were stolen during a burglary at a property on Simpson Street between August 26 and 28, while an orange quad bike was stolen from a property in Concession Street in Mungalup on either August 27 or 28.
Senior Sergeant Soutar said police were also looking for thieves who stole a Toyota ute from a property in Buckingham Way on August 31.
He said the vehicle was later found burned out in bushland near the corner of Atkinson Street and Hodgson Terrace.
He said police had also received a call about three offenders attempting to break into a property in Inkerman Street, but by the time police arrived they had fled without entering the property.
Anyone with information about any crime should contact Collie Police on 9734 6333 or make a report to Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000.