Police charge man after 1kg of cocaine located – Heatherbrae

A man will appear in court today charged over the alleged commercial supply of prohibited drugs near Newcastle.

In October 2020, Strike Force Megig was established by the Hunter Regional Enforcement Squad (RES) to investigate the supply of illicit drugs in the Newcastle and Hunter regions.

Following inquiries, Hunter RES – assisted by Northern Operational Support Group officers (Operation Utah) and officers attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Police District – arrested a 29-year-old man at a caravan park on the Pacific Highway, Heatherbrae, about 7.30pm yesterday (Tuesday 5 January 2021).

Officers executed a search warrant at a cabin in the park, where they allegedly located more than 1kg of cocaine, drug paraphernalia and mobile phones.

The estimated potential street value of the cocaine is $450,000.

The man, from Palmview in Queensland, was taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station where he was charged with supply large commercial quantity prohibited drug and possess prohibited drug.

He was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Wednesday 6 January 2021).

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