Four people have been charged by detectives following an investigation into the supply of heroin in Kings Cross.
In March 2020, detectives from Kings Cross Police Area Command’s Drug Unit established Strike Force Montem to investigate the supply of heroin in the local area.
Following extensive inquiries, investigators, with assistance from Operation Odin, executed three search warrants at homes in Woolloomooloo, Darlinghurst and Pyrmont yesterday (Thursday 28 May 2020).
Around 6am, officers executed the first search warrant at a home on McElhone Street, Woolloomooloo and arrested a man, aged 38, and a woman, aged 37, who were taken to Kings Cross Police Station.
During the search, police seized cannabis, heroin, USBs, mobile phones, laptops and an offensive implement.
The man was charged with supply prohibited drug and two counts of possess prohibited drug. He was refused bail and appeared in Central Local Court yesterday (Thursday 28 May 2020) where he was formally granted conditional bail to reappear at the same court on Wednesday 8 July 2020.
The woman was charged with two counts of supply prohibited drug and possess prohibited drug. She was refused bail and also appeared at Central Local Court yesterday where she was formally refused bail to appear at the same court on Wednesday 3 June 2020.
At 10.20am, officers attended Womerah Avenue, Darlinghurst and arrested a 30-year-old man leaving a unit.
Shortly after, the second search warrant was executed at the unit on Womerah Avenue where police seized methylampehtamine, cannabis, clothing and mobile telephones.
The 30-year-old man was taken to Kings Cross Police Station where he was charged with 57 counts of supply prohibited drug, supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis, and knowingly deal with proceeds of crime.
He was refused bail to appear at Central Local Court today (Thursday 29 May 2020).
Also on Womerah Avenue, police stopped a man driving a silver Hyundai Veloster. Following inquiries, the 34-year-old was issued a Court Attendance Notice for drive motor vehicle during disqualification period. He is due to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Tuesday 21 July 2020.
At 10.35am, a 42-year-old man was arrested while walking down Liverpool Street, Surry Hills.
He was taken to Surry Hills Police Station and charged with deal with proceeds of crime, money/property, possess prohibited drug, supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis, and eight counts of supply prohibited drug.
He was refused bail to appear at Central Local Court tomorrow (Friday 29 May 2020).
At 1.05pm, the third search warrant was executed at an address on Allen Street, Pyrmont with police seizing drugs, laptop, clothing and mobile phones.
Commander of the Kings Cross Police Area Command, Superintendent Paul Carrett praised officers for their hard work removing drug associates off the streets.
“Since this operation commenced, our dedicated team has been able to apprehend a number of individuals supplying heroin in the Kings Cross area.
“The great work of Strike Force Montem in dismantling drug supply operations like this helps keep our streets safe, and prevents the abuse of drugs and the flow-on effects of addiction in the community.
“We will continue to target the supply of illicit drugs in the community and will not stop until all dealers are dealt the full force of the law.”
Investigations under Strike Force Montem are ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.