Strike Force Raptor have charged two women with alleged drug supply offences following a vehicle stop near Newcastle yesterday.
About 1pm (Tuesday 16 July 2019), officers from the Criminal Groups Squad’s Strike Force Raptor North, with assistance from Newcastle City Target Action Group, stopped a Holden Astra on Monash Road, New Lambton, and spoke with the driver, a 35-year-old woman, and her 24-year-old passenger.
Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and allegedly located 8.66g of methylamphetamine, a prescribed restricted substance, several goods suspected of being stolen and cash.
Both women were arrested and taken to Waratah Police Station.
The 35-year-old Adamstown woman was charged with driving while disqualified- second offence, possess prohibited drug (x3), and supply prohibited drug (indictable quantity).
She was refused bail to appear before Newcastle Local Court today (Wednesday 17 July 2019).
The 24-year-old Lambton woman was charged with supply prohibited drug (indictable quantity), possess prohibited drug (x4), deal with property proceeds of crime, goods in custody (x3) and possess prescribed restricted substance.
She was granted conditional bail to appear before Newcastle Local Court on Thursday 15 August 2019.
Strike Force Raptor was established in 2009 and conducts proactive investigations and intelligence-based, high-impact policing operations to prevent and disrupt conflicts, and dismantle any network engaged in serious organised criminal activity.
Anyone with information, including relevant photos and videos, that may assist Strike Force Raptor can report it directly to investigators via the Strike Force Raptor online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/Default.aspx?id=49 or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Information provided to investigators will be treated in the strictest of confidence.