Police lay charges after $15,000 worth of prohibited drugs seized – Redfern RES

Redfern Region Enforcement Squad investigators have charged a man after seizing weapons and prohibited drugs worth $15,000 in Sydney’s south yesterday.

Earlier this month, officers from Redfern Region Enforcement Squad (RES) commenced an investigation into the supply of prohibited drugs across Sydney.

Following extensive inquiries, officers arrested a 36-year-old man during a vehicle stop at Caringbah South about 11.30am yesterday (Tuesday 30 March 2021).

A short time later, Redfern RES, with assistance from Central Metropolitan Region Operations Support Group (OSG), executed a search warrant at a home at Telopea Avenue, Caringbah South.

During the search, police seized an extendable baton, an electronic stun device and $1,310 cash.

Officers also seized 31g of MDMA, 25g of magic mushrooms (psilocybin), nearly 265g of dried cannabis and other prohibited drugs.

The total combined estimated potential street value of the drugs seized is $15,000.

All items seized during the operation will undergo further examination.

The man was taken to Kogarah Police Station and charged with seven offences including two counts of possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit, two counts of possess prohibited drug, deemed supply prohibited drug, deemed supply prohibited drug (indictable quantity) and deal with property proceeds of crime.

He was refused bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court today (Wednesday 31 March 2021).

Anyone with information about the supply of prohibited drugs is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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