Two charged in drug investigation in Albury

Police have charged two men after search warrants targeting drug and firearm offences in the state’s south.

Strike Force Plumb was formed by the Albury Drug Unit to investigate persons involved in methamphetamine supply in the Albury area, NSW Police say.

About 1pm on Friday (17 June 2016), police from the Strike Force executed a search warrant at an address on Prune Street, Lavington.

Inside the home officers allegedly located an amount of amphetamine, cash, a BB, gun and ammunition, mobile phones, as well as drug paraphernalia.

About 1.10pm the same day, police arrested a 24-year-old man while he was reporting for bail at Albury Police Station.

Following his arrest, police executed a search warrant at his home on Chenery Street, Glenroy. Inside the home, police allegedly located an amount of drug precursor material.

About 2pm, police attended another property in Bowna, where they arrested a 23-year-old man.

Inside the home police allegedly located firearm components, as well as an amount of methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia.

Further information led police to a storage facility in Airport Park, where they allegedly located a shortened firearm, ammunition, an amount of crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’), as well as an amount of cash.

As a result of these warrants, the 24-year-old man was charged with over 40 drug supply charges, as well as possess shortened firearm, proceeds of crime offences, and police pursuit, which relates on an incident on 11 May 2016.

He was refused bail to appear at Albury Local Court tomorrow.

The 23-year-old was charged with five counts of supply prohibited drug, possess shortened firearm, give shortened firearm to other, and possess prohibited drug.

He was also refused bail to appear at Albury Local Court tomorrow.

Investigations by the Strike Force continue and further charges are likely.