Police charge man over importation of steroids at Port Macquarie

A man has been charged after steroids and more than $30,000 cash were located at a Port Macquarie home yesterday.

In June 2020, detectives from the Mid North Coast Police District commenced an investigation – with assistance from the Australian Border Force and Australia Post – into the alleged importation of border controlled drugs via international mail services into Port Macquarie.

Following extensive inquiries, about 8am yesterday (Wednesday 17 February 2021), police executed a search warrant at a home on Neave Way, Port Macquarie, where they arrested a 35-year-old man.

During the search, police located and seized steroids, prescription medications, documentation and more than $30,000 in cash.

The man was taken to Port Macquarie Police Station and charged with nine offences including three counts of import marketable quantity of border controlled drug, three counts of possess/attempt to prescribed restricted substance, and one count each of possess marketable quantity unlawful import border control drug, supply specified substance otherwise than by wholesale, and deal with proceeds of crime, money/property.

He was refused bail to appear at Port Macquarie Local Court today (Thursday 18 February 2021), where he was formally bail refused to reappear at the same court tomorrow (Friday 19 February 2021).

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