Strike Force Waroon arrest three men for drug supply offences in Hamilton

Strike Force Waroon officers have arrested and charged three men in relation to supplying drugs in the Hamilton area, NSW Police say.

Since March 2018, police attached to the Newcastle City Police District commenced Strike Force Waroon, targeting the supply of drugs in the Hamilton district.

Following a lengthy investigation, about 9.40pm yesterday (Thursday 20 September 2018), police arrested a 26-year-old man in Hamilton Street, Kahibah. Police also stopped a car in nearby Kenrick Street, Hamilton and arrested at 27-year-old man. Both men were taken to Newcastle Police Station.

Police executed two search warrants in Hamilton Street, Kahibah, and Wilson Street, Carrington, where it is alleged drugs including MDMA, cannabis, steroids, cocaine, LSD tablets, a BB gun, knuckle dusters and cash were located.

A third man was arrested at the Kahibah address after he was searched and police allegedly located MDMA capsules.

The 26-year-old Kahibah man was charged with supply less than an indictable quantity of prohibited

drug (x7), supply indictable quantity of prohibited drug (x12), supply more than a commercial quantity of prohibited drug (x2), supply more than large quantity of commercial quantity of prohibited drug (x2), possess prohibited drug (x3), and ongoing supply.

The 27-year-old Hamilton man was charged with supply more than an indictable quantity of prohibited drug (x6), supply more than a commercial quantity of prohibited drug (x4), supply more than a commercial quantity of prohibited drug (x3), ongoing supply, and deal in the proceeds of crime.

Both men were refused bail and will appear in Newcastle Local Court today (Friday 21 September 2018).

The third man, aged 23, was charged with possess more than an indictable quantity of prohibited drug, deem supply prohibited drug, and possess prohibited drug.

He was granted conditional bail to appear in Newcastle Local Court on 8 October 2018.

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