Police have charged two men and a woman following ongoing investigations into the alleged supply of illicit drugs in the state’s south.
In February 2021, investigators attached to The Hume Police District established Strike Force Mariam to investigate the alleged distribution of methylamphetamine (ice) and cannabis in the Young and Grenfell areas.
Following extensive inquiries, Strike Force Detectives executed three search warrants yesterday (Wednesday 12 May 2021) at two homes in Grenfell and Young, as well as a rural property in Grenfell.
During the searches, investigators seized cannabis, drug paraphernalia, a pistol, a baton and an electronic stun device, along with cash, electronic devices and fireworks.
Officers also located a port-a-loo, allegedly stolen during a break and enter on the Barton Highway earlier this year in March.
Three people – two men and a woman – were arrested and taken to Young Police Station.
The 49-year-old Grenfell woman was charged with over 180 offences for supply prohibited drug, supply prohibited drug on an ongoing basis, deal with proceeds of crime, organise/conduct drug premises and participate in criminal group.
The 28-year-old man from Young was charged with 18 counts of supply prohibited drug, supply prohibited drug on an ongoing basis, participate in criminal group and deal with proceeds of crime.
They have been refused bail to appear in Cowra Local Court today (Thursday 13 May 2021).
The 25-year-old Grenfell man was charged with 31 offences including 27 counts of supply prohibited drug, two counts of deal in proceeds of crime, possess prohibited drug and possess prohibited weapon.
He has been granted conditional bail to appear at Young Local Court on Wednesday 16 June 2021.
Investigations are continuing, and further arrests are expected.