Drug bust at scrap yard

Captain Ashley Petersen with the mandrax tablets and tik found in Parkwood.

Grassy Park SAPS, under the command of Captain Ashley Petersen, acted on information received of a registered scrap yard dealer, in Dove Road, Parkwood, who was allegedly selling drugs from the premises.

Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith, spokesperson for Grassy Park police, said: “A search warrant was obtained and all ‘hokkies’ on the premises were searched.

A black bag was found in one of the ‘hokkies’ and a large amount of mandrax tablets and tik were found.”

Two suspects, aged 27 and 29, were arrested and face charges of dealing and being in possession of drugs, with an estimated value of R40 000.

* Grassy Park police also received information of drugs being sold on the corner of Blackbird and Parker’s Walk, in Parkwood.

Officers recognised one suspect who attempted to flee when he saw police.

The 27-year-old man refused to be searched when caught and was handcuffed and taken to Grassy Park SAPS where he was searched. Five plastic packets containing tik were found in his possession as well as a large amount of cash which was confiscated. While the money was counted in front of the suspect, he took R1 000 and offered it to police officers as a bribe to be released.

He will face charges of being in possession of drugs, resisting arrest and defeating the end of justice which is related to the charge of bribery.

Anyone with information on crime can call the police at 021 700 3940 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111. All information will be treated as highly confidential.