Further charges laid over drug supply, rural crime offences at Gunnedah

A further two men have been charged following an investigation into drug supply and rural crime offences in the state’s north-east.

Detectives from Oxley Police District and Oxley Rural Crime Prevention Team, with assistance from Gunnedah General Duties, established Strike Force Numboidard in August 2019 to investigate the supply of methylamphetamine, cannabis and MDMA in Gunnedah and surrounding townships.

Following extensive investigations, police executed warrants at two homes in Gunnedah and Werris Creek today (Wednesday 11 December 2019).

Two men, aged 20 and 25, were arrested and taken to Gunnedah Police Station.

The 20-year-old Boggabri man was charged with ongoing supply of prohibited drug (x2), participate in criminal group, and possess prohibited drug. He was bail refused and to appear before Tamworth Local Court tomorrow (Thursday 12 December 2019).

The 25-year-old Gunnedah man was charged with supply prohibited drug (x2), ongoing supply of prohibited drug, participate in criminal group, aggravated deposit litter and hunt in state forest. He was refused bail to appear before Tamworth Local Court tomorrow (Thursday 12 December 2019).

Police also executed a search warrant in Werris Creek where it is alleged officers located 28 grams of methylamphetamine and a prohibited weapon.

The arrests come following the arrest and charge of a 62-year-old Gunnedah man on 22 November 2019. The man was charged with drug-related offences after 460 grams of cannabis leaf, 87 grams of GBL and 77 testosterone tables were allegedly seized during a warrant in November. He remains before the courts.

Investigations are continuing.

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