Third person in court over supplying drugs to correctional officer for inmate

A third person will face court today charged over her alleged role in supplying prohibited drugs into a correctional facility on the state’s South Coast.

Last month, detectives from the Corrective Services Investigation Unit established Strike Force Draymar to investigate reports of corrupt activity by a male Corrective Services employee.

During the course of the investigation, detectives have charged a 50-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman. They remain before the courts.

Following further inquiries, strike force investigators executed a search warrant at a home on the Great Western Highway at Westmead about 4pm yesterday (Thursday 23 April 2020).

During the search, officers located cannabis, ‘ice’, heroin, buprenorphine strips, drug paraphernalia, a replica firearm, and ammunition. These items were seized to undergo forensic examination.

A 29-year-old woman was arrested at the property and taken to Parramatta Police Station.

She was charged with five counts of supply prohibited drug, possess prohibited drug, participate in criminal group, possess unauthorised pistol, possess ammunition, and breach of bail.

Police will allege in court that the woman was involved in the supply of prohibited drugs that were provided to a Corrective Services NSW officer to then be passed on to an inmate at a correctional facility in Nowra.

The Westmead woman was refused bail to appear before Parramatta Local Court today (Friday 24 April 2020).

Investigations under Strike Force Draymar are ongoing.

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Draymar investigators 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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