Police charge two with drug supply – Southern Highlands

A woman will face court today on drug supply offences following a strike force investigation in the state’s Southern Highlands.

In February 2020, Strike Force Grantown was established by investigators from The Hume Police District to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs in the Southern Highlands.

Following extensive inquiries, shortly after 1pm on Friday (15 May 2020), police stopped a white Mazda 3 sedan on the Hume Highway at Alpine, north of Mittagong.

The driver, a 40-year-old man, allegedly returned a positive roadside drug test for cocaine and methylamphetamine and was found in possession of more than $5,000 cash.

He was arrested and taken to Southern Highlands Police Station, where he allegedly attempted to dispose of almost 10 grams of crystal methylamphetamine that was secreted in his pants.

A short time later, investigators attended a home on Berrima Road, Moss Vale, and arrested a 25-year-old woman.

A search warrant was executed at the woman’s home, with officers allegedly seizing ‘ice’, cocaine, MDMA, cannabis, cash, replica pistol, air rifle and ammunition.

The 40-year-old man was charged with:

  • take part in supply prohibited drugs,
  • deal with proceeds of crime,
  • resist or hinder police officer in the execution of their duty,
  • cultivate prohibited plant, and
  • organise/conducts/assists drug premises.

He was refused bail and appeared in Wollongong Local Court via AVL on Saturday 16 May 2020, where he was granted conditional bail to appear at Goulburn Local Court on 10 June 2020.

The 25-year-old woman was charged with:

  • supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis (x2),
  • supply prohibited drug (x7),
  • take part in supply prohibited drug,
  • possess prohibited drug (x3),
  • deal with proceeds of crime,
  • organise/conducts/assists drug premises, and
  • possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority.

She was refused bail and is due to appear in Wollongong Local Court today (Monday 18 May 2020).

Inquiries are continuing.

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