Police arrest six in Dial-a-Dealer Operation – Inner West

Six people have been arrested after a proactive drug operation in the Inner West on Saturday night.

Officers attached to Inner West Police Area Command conducted a Dial-a-Dealer operation yesterday (Saturday 4 January 2020), targeting drug supply and distribution in the Newtown area.

About 10.15pm, police observed a man enter a black Mazda within a carpark of a fast food restaurant before the car drove towards King Street. Shortly after, the man exited the vehicle and ran towards Newtown train station where he was stopped by police.

Upon searching the man, aged 41, police allegedly located a small bag containing cocaine.

The Drummoyne man was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice to attend Newtown Local Court on Tuesday 4 February 2020.

The Mazda was then observed travelling towards Erskineville when police stopped the car on the corner of Erskineville Road and Railway Parade.

A male driver and male passenger were removed from the vehicle and subsequently searched by police. The passenger was found to have a plastic bag with several smaller bags containing approximately 6.2g cocaine allegedly concealed in his pants. Police also found a small amount of cash.

The 30-year-old passenger and the 65-year-old driver were arrested and taken to Newtown Police Station.

The 30-year-old man, from Revesby, was charged with custody of knife in public place, deal with proceeds of crime (money/property) and two counts of supply prohibited drug.

He was granted conditional bail to appear in Newtown Local Court on Thursday 23 January 2020.

The driver, from Punchbowl, was charged with take part supply prohibited drug.

He was granted conditional bail to appear in Newtown Local Court on Tuesday 28 January 2020.

In a separate incident, police spoke with a 48-year-old man sitting inside a Volkswagon Golf after he was observed yelling at a woman on Station Street, Newtown.

Upon searching the man and the vehicle, officers allegedly located an amount of heroin and suspected stolen goods.

The man, from Guildford, was arrested and issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for the offences of goods in custody suspected to be stolen or unlawfully obtained and possession of prohibited drug.

He will appear in Newtown Local Court on Tuesday 18 February 2020.

About 11.20pm, police observed a second interaction in a carpark of a fast food restaurant in Newtown between a group of males.

Officers spoke with a 23-year-old man within the bathroom of the restaurant and allegedly located a glass pipe and 1.78g of methylamphetamine.

A second man, aged 21 from Petersham, was arrested nearby and charged with supply prohibited drug.

He was refused bail to appear in Parramatta Local Court today (Sunday 5 January 2020).

The 23-year-old, from Wolli Creek, was charged with self-administer/attempt self-administer prohibited drug and possess prohibited drug to appear in Newtown Local Court on Tuesday 18 February 2020.

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