Drugs, protected turtles, stolen War Memorial and National Servicemen plaques found
A MAN has been charged after police found stolen War Memorial and National Servicemen plaques, and two protected Long Neck Turtles in his Mandurah home.
Police say about 5.10pm on Tuesday they executed a warrant at a house on Eacott Street, Mandurah, in response to numerous stealing offences reported across the South East and South metropolitan districts.
It is believed a number of metal plaques were stolen recently from public information areas, War Memorial sites, Cemeteries and Cremation Memorial Parks.
During the search it is alleged police found a quantity of metal plaques, which included War Memorial and National Servicemen plaques.
Along with other property, which included two living Long Neck Turtles, a small amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia was also found.
Police charged a 34-year-old man with one count each for possessing prohibited drug (methamphetamine), possessing drug paraphernalia and possession of stolen or unlawfully obtained property.
He was bailed to appear in the Mandurah Magistrates Court on Friday.
Police say the investigation is ongoing in relation to the possession of protected wildlife and other items seized from the property.
All Australian freshwater turtles are protected species in Australia.
The two turtles were taken to an animal rescue centre.