A man has been charged following an investigation into drug supply in the Illawarra.
About 5pm Friday 29 November 2019, a silver Audi sedan was stopped on Todd Street, Warrawong.
Officers from Lake Illawarra Police District searched the vehicle and allegedly located a tin containing five bags of methylamphetamine underneath the driver’s seat, cash and scales.
The driver of the vehicle was released at the time pending further investigation.
Following extensive inquiries, about 9.30am yesterday (Wednesday 4 December 2019) police attended a shopping centre in Shellharbour and spoke to a 48-year-old man.
Police will allege the man had goods suspected to be stolen located in his vehicle, including two designer handbags.
The man was arrested and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station, where he was charged with supply prohibited drug, goods in custody and deal with proceeds of crime.
About 2.10pm a search warrant was executed at the man’s home in Blackbutt. Officers located and seized drug paraphernalia, a homemade weapon and drugs.
The man was refused bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court today (Thursday 5 December 2019).