Pair charged with alleged drug supply in Penrith

Two men will appear in court today over alleged drug supply offences in Sydney’s west.

Strike Force Travi was established by officers from Nepean Police Area Command and Police Transport Command North West Sector in December of 2018 to investigate drug supply in the Penrith area.

Police will allege two men supplied drugs, believed to be MDMA, on two separate occasions in December 2018.

Following inquiries, yesterday (Wednesday 23 January 2019), the pair attended Lord Sheffield Circuit, Penrith, with the alleged intention of supplying drugs.

The men – aged 23 and 25 – were arrested and taken to Penrith Police Station.

Police executed search warrants at homes on Jenkins Avenue, Penrith, and Stingray Street, Cranebrook, and at a Penrith storage unit.

During the search of the Penrith home, police seized a substance believed to be MDMA, and other drug-related items.

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The older man was charged with supply prohibited drug (small quantity) (x3), supply prohibited drug (between indictable and commercial quantity), and supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis.

The younger man was charged with supply prohibited drug (small quantity) (x3), supply prohibited drug (between indictable and commercial quantity), supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis, and recklessly deal with proceeds of crime.

They were both refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today (Thursday 24 January 2019).

Detective Superintendent Brett McFadden, Commander, Nepean Police Area Command said the arrest and charging of these two men was timely for the upcoming music festivals this Australia Day long weekend.

“This operation is one of a number of strategies designed to disrupt the supply of prohibited drugs in the community,” said Det/Supt McFadden.

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Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Travi investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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