Five people are due to appear in southern courts on drugs-related charges after police executed search warrants in Queenstown, Alexandra and Wanaka this week.

Otago Lakes-Central Police executed six drugs searches over the past two days resulting in five people facing charges from supplying methamphetamine to possession of cannabis.

Two men and three women, aged from 21 to 46, have already appeared or will be appearing in the Queenstown and Alexandra District Courts in the near future.

Detective Senior Sergeant Malcolm Inglis said this was a great result for the region.


"These arrests will go a long way in preventing drugs from causing more harm to our communities," he said.