Police charge two in Strike Force Maroopna investigation at Gunnedah

Two people have been arrested as part of investigations into the supply of illicit drugs in the Oxley Police District.

In May 2020, Oxley Region Enforcement Squad established Strike Force Maroopna to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs in the Gunnedah area.

Following extensive investigations, strike force officers, assisted by Oxley Police District officers, executed two search warrants at homes in Gunnedah about 9.30am yesterday (Wednesday 2 September 2020).

The operation was also supported by the Western Region High Risk Domestic Violence Offender Team and Chifley Region Enforcement Squad.

Officers seized cannabis, methylamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, mobile phones, a laptop and a computer at a home on Bloomfield Street. A 26-year-old woman was arrested and taken to Gunnedah Police Station.

She was charged with supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis, supply prohibited drug, deal with property proceeds of crime, interlock licence holder -not have approved device installed and two counts of possess prohibited drug.

During the search of a home on Porcupine Street, officers located and seized cannabis seeds, mobile phones and drug paraphernalia. A 33-year-old man was arrested and taken to Gunnedah Police Station.

He was charged with five counts of take part supply prohibited drug.

Both were bail refused to appear at Tamworth Local Court today (Thursday 3 September 2020).

Acting Region Enforcement Squad Coordinator, Detective Acting Inspector Robert Bevern, encouraged those who may have information on the supply of prohibited drugs in the Gunnedah area to come forward.

“We will continue to target those who supply these illegal substances in our community.” D/A/Insp Bevern said.

“To assist us in doing this, we need the public’s help. If you have information that can help with our investigations, we would like to speak with you. Your information will be treated in strict confidence.”

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