Police lay charges after Wetherill Park RES investigation into drug supply

Eight people have been charged following an ongoing investigation into the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine and heroin in Sydney’s south west.

In December 2018, officers from Wetherill Park Region Enforcement Squad (RES) established Strike Force Dewed to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs within the South West Metropolitan Region.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force investigators executed five search warrants at homes in Bass Hill, Fairfield East, Villawood, Guilford West and Canley Heights earlier today (Tuesday 2 July 2019).

Upon entry at the home in Bass Hill, two of the occupants – a 36-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman – allegedly threatened police with knives.

The pair were arrested and taken to Bankstown Police Station. The man was charged with supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis (x 2), supply drug, knowingly direct criminal group, owner knowingly expose child to drugs, owner allow use as drug premises, armed with intent to commit indictable offence, assault police and deal with proceeds of crime. Bail refused to Bankstown LC on 3 July 2019.

The woman was charged with participate in criminal group, organise drug premises – expose child, organise drug premises, armed with intent to commit indictable offence and possess prohibited weapon without permit.

They were both refused bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court tomorrow (Wednesday 3 July 2019).

A second woman, aged 44, was charged with supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis, supply drugs (x 2), knowingly direct activities of criminal group, occupier knowingly expose child to drugs and occupier allow us as drug premises. She was refused bail and will appear in Bankstown Local Court on Tuesday 27 August 2019.

A 52-year-old man was charged with participate in a criminal group, supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis and found on drug premises. He was refused bail to appear in Bankstown Local Court tomorrow (Wednesday 3 July 2019).

A 36-year-old man was charged with found on drug premises. He was granted conditional bail to Bankstown Local Court on Wednesday 17 July 2019.

A 36-year-old from Bass Hill, charged with supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis, supply drugs (x 2), knowingly direct activities of criminal group, occupier knowingly expose child to drugs and occupier allow use as drug premises. She was refused bail and will appear in Fairfield Local Court tomorrow (Wednesday 3 July 2019).

A 36-year-old woman from Liverpool, was charged with participate in criminal group, supply drug (x 2), supply drug on an ongoing basis and occupier expose child to drugs. She was also refused bail refused to in Bankstown Local Court tomorrow (Wednesday 3 July 2019).

A 44-year-old man from Villawood was charged with supply drug (x 2), possess drug, conduct drug premises, possess prohibited pistol, possess ammunition, not keep firearm safe, possess unregistered firearm, possess prohibited weapon (x 2) and deal with proceeds.

The 15-year-old girl was released pending further inquiries and a child at risk notification has been made.

During the searches, police seized a loaded 38 calibre firearm, two loaded pen guns, electronic control devices, over 30 mobile phones, over $100,000 cash, a ballistics vest, numerous knives and rugs including heroin and methylamphetamine.

These items will be forensically examined.

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