A BAG of ecstasy has been seized and several people will front court after being charged as part of a licensing blitz on Tamworth pubs and clubs.
Strike Force Alverson saw a drug detection dog target licensed premises across the city, with 22 people searched as well as three cars.
Oxley Detective Acting Inspector Jason Darcy said officers made drug detections in the venues, as well as drivers behind the wheel.
"One male we allege was found in possession of an MDMA tablet, while an additional bag of MDMA tablets was found discarded at a licensed premises," he told the Leader.
"In a vehicle stop, police issued a court attendance notice for the possession of drugs; while the driver, police allege, tested positive roadside to both cannabis and methamphetamine, while a passenger in the same vehicle was given a cannabis caution."
Three move-on directions were issued by police, while another was charged with failing to quit a licensed premises.
"One of the vehicle stops resulted in a quantity of ammunition and an offensive weapon being seized," Detective Darcy said.
"Further inquiries are being conducted, with a male charged with driving while disqualified."
All the items have been seized for forensic analysis and police have not ruled out further charges.
"Further enforcement operations are being planned for the future and we will continue to utilise all resources like a drug detection dog to disrupt illegal activity in and around licensed venues across the district," Detective Darcy said.
"We have a new licensing sergeant plus two other dedicated licensing officers to police the district and ensure anti-social behaviour is stamped out."