Police charge man over ongoing supply of prohibited drugs at Auburn

A man has been charged over alleged ongoing supply of prohibited drugs to inmates of a minimum-security correctional facility in Sydney’s west.

In September 2019, officers from Auburn Police Area Command established Strike Force Mountevan to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs in the Auburn area.

Strike force detectives identified the alleged supply of prohibited drugs to inmates at a correctional facility, and the investigation was assisted by officers from Corrective Services NSW.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force officers arrested a 30-year-old man at Auburn about 7.30pm yesterday (Thursday 12 December 2019), following a short foot pursuit. He was taken to Auburn Police Station.

Police will allege in court that the man attended the correctional facility at Berkshire Park on multiple occasions and smuggled in prohibited drugs and other contraband.

The man was also involved in a pursuit with police in Sydney’s CBD on Monday 18 November 2019, before fleeing.

He has now been charged with 21 offences including;

• supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis

• supply prohibited drug (x6)

• restricted substance sold by non-wholesaler

• bring prohibited drug/plant into place of detention (x2)

• unlawfully secrete thing for inmate to receive (x4)

• unlawfully enter or attempt to enter place of detention

• police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously

• enter inclosed land not prescribed premises without lawful excuse

• break and enter do indictable offence (not steal/damage)

• resist officer in execution of duty

• driver not disclose identity of driver/passenger as required

• knowingly deal with proceeds of crime

The man was refused bail to appear at Burwood Local Court today (Friday 13 December 2019).

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