A third man has been charged as police continue investigations into the alleged ongoing supply of prohibited drugs on the state’s South Coast.
Investigations began in November 2020, when officers attached to South Coast Police District established Strike Force Happ to investigate drug supply activities in Nowra and surrounding areas.
On Monday 25 January 2021, a 29-year-old man from Sanctuary Point and a 30-year-old man from Worrigee, were stopped in a car on the Princes Highway, Nowra, with police seizing cocaine, scales and an encrypted communication device when the car was searched.
The younger man, and a third man, also aged 30 but from South Nowra, have since been charged in relation to this incident and remain before the courts.
Following extensive inquiries, police stopped a vehicle on Old Southern Road, South Nowra, just before 8.30am yesterday (Thursday 8 July 2021), and arrested the Worrigee man.
He was taken to Nowra Police Station where he was charged with supply prohibited drug, cultivate prohibited plant, hinder discovery of evidence re: serious indictable offence, participate in criminal group, and traffic offences.
Police will allege in court the man was supplying an illicit drug as well as being involved in the cultivation of a hydroponic cannabis crop in Hakea Place, Nowra.
He has been granted strict conditional bail to appear in Nowra Local Court on Monday 30 August 2021.