Five charged as investigations continue into drug supply in state’s west

Five people have been charged as part of an ongoing investigation targeting the supply of prohibited drugs in the state’s west.

In April this year, detectives attached to Central North Police District and the Proactive Crime Team established Strike Force Progre to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs in Bourke and surrounding townships.

Arrests of note include;

A 28-year-old woman was arrested following a vehicle stop on Tarcoon Street, Bourke, on Wednesday 16 June 2021. During a search of the vehicle, police seized 9.1 grams of methylamphetamine.

The woman was taken Bourke Police Station where she was charged with possess prohibited drug and supply prohibited drug – less than commercial quantity. She was granted conditional bail at Bourke Local Court on Thursday 24 June 2021 and will reappear before the same court on Thursday 19 August 2021.

As investigations under Strike Force Progre continued, the woman was arrested at a home on Meryula Street, Narromine, shortly after 11am on Monday 28 June 2021.

She was taken to Dubbo Police Station and charged with 31 prohibited drug-related offences including supply and possession, supply unregistered firearm and knowingly/ recklessly direct criminal group assist crime. The woman was bail refused to appear before Bourke Local Court on Thursday 22 July 2021.

About 4.30pm on Wednesday 16 June 2021, police arrested a 31-year-old Girilambone man following a vehicle stop on Tarcoon Street, Bourke. During a search of the vehicle, police seized more than 400 grams of cannabis.

The man was arrested and taken to Bourke Police Station where he was charged with supply prohibited drug – less than indictable quantity and possess prohibited drug. He was granted conditional bail to appear before Bourke Local Court on Thursday 22 July 2021.

On Thursday 17 June 2021, a search warrant was executed at a property on Johnsons Road, Girilambone, where police seized more than 14 kilograms of cannabis.

The occupant – a 55-year-old man – was arrested at the property and taken to Nyngan Police Station where he was charged with cultivate prohibited plant, supply prohibited drug, supply cannabis and possess prohibited drug.

He appeared before Nyngan Local Court on Monday 28 June 2021 where he was granted conditional bail to reappear before the same court on Monday 23 August 2021.

A 32-year-old man was arrested at a home in Narromine on Monday 28 June 2021 and taken to Dubbo Police Station where he was charged with three counts of supply prohibited drug and supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis.

He was formally refused bail at Dubbo Local Court on Tuesday 29 June 2021, to reappear before Bourke Local Court on Thursday 19 August 2021.

A 31-year-old Dubbo woman was arrested at a home in Bourke on Saturday 3 July 2021. She was taken to Bourke Police Station and charged with two counts of supply prohibited drug. She was granted conditional bail to appear before Bourke Local Court on Thursday 8 July 2021.

Investigations under Strike Force Progre are continuing.

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