17 Nov 2017

60 bags of synthetic drugs seized from Porirua house

6:06 pm on 17 November 2017

Police have seized 60 bags of synthetic drugs from a house in Porirua, that were ready to sell.

A 34-year-old man was arrested during the search and has been charged with possession of the drugs for sale, and for selling psychoactive substances.

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Photo: Supplied / Ministry of Justice

He will appear in the Porirua District Court tomorrow.

Detective senior sergeant Ian Martin said the arrest is part of a wider operation targeting the sale of the drugs in Porirua.

He said this afternoon emergency services were called to Cannons Creek where a man was unconscious on the street after using synthetic drugs.

Mr Martin said police are committed to eradicating the drug, and will keep taking a hard line approach.