SA lockdown party leads to drug arrests

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Two people have been charged with drug offences as police moved to break-up an illegal party during Adelaide's COVID-19 lockdown.

Police said seven people had gathered at an apartment in the CBD on Thursday afternoon, in defiance of lockdown provisions.

When officers arrived they found 1.5 litres of fantasy as well as MDMA and drug equipment.

Two men, aged 27 and 32, were charged with possessing a commercial quantity of fantasy.

The older man was refused bail to appear in court on Friday, with the other man bailed to front court in March.

All seven people found at the apartment were also hit with $1600 fines for breaching COVID-19 emergency management directions.

Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said the seven fines were among nine issued on the first day of Adelaide's lockdown.

Two other people were fined after attending a local beach and taking steps to evade police.