Five charged over alleged drug, weapon offences in Albury

Police have charged five people over alleged drug and weapon-related offences following a two-month investigation in Albury, NSW Police say.

Strike Force Hurford, comprising officers from Albury Local Area Command, was established in February this year to investigate the alleged supply of prohibited drugs in Corowa and surrounding suburbs.

Investigations revealed an unknown person was supplying methylamphetamine (‘ice’), MDMA and cannabis within the local area.

Following inquiries, police executed search warrants at two Corowa properties on Henry Street and Honor Avenue yesterday today.

While searching the properties, police located and seized amounts of ice, MDMA and cannabis, as well as cash, a crossbow and tasers.

All items were seized from the two homes and will undergo further forensic examination.

Five people were arrested during the search warrants and have since been charged.

A 24-year-old man was charged with supply large commercial quantity of prohibited drug.

A 28-year-old woman and 23-year-old man were charged with supply prohibited drug.

A second 23-year-old man was charged with possess prohibited weapon.

They were all refused bail to appear before Albury Local Court today tomorrow.

A fifth person, a 25-year-old woman, was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice for possessing a prohibited weapon and is due to appear before Albury Local Court on Tuesday 10 May 2016.

Investigations into the matter are continuing.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stopers.