Two further people charged after drugs, weapon, stolen goods seized at Tamworth

Two people will face court after police seized prohibited drugs, an electronic stun device and stolen goods in the state’s north-west.

In October this year, officers attached to Oxley Police District established Strike Force Kunderbung to investigate an organised drug supply network operating between the Tamworth and Central Coast areas.

As part of their inquiries, strike force investigators executed three search warrants at Manilla, Barraba and Tamworth on Friday 2 October 2020.

During the searches, police seized an electronic stun device and prescription medication at the Tamworth home.

Three men – aged 51 and two aged 46 – were arrested last Wednesday (2 December 2020). They remain before the courts.

Following further inquiries, officers executed a second search warrant at a home on Maxwell Street, Tamworth, about 7am today (Wednesday 9 December 2020).

During the search, investigators seized methylamphetamine, cannabis, an allegedly stolen sports medal, mobile phones, a watch, $650 cash and four sets of electric scales.

A 38-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman were arrested at the home and taken to Tamworth Police Station.

The West Tamworth man was charged with supply prohibited drug (between indictable and commercial quantity), knowingly deal with proceeds of crime intent to conceal, deal with property proceeds of crime, participate criminal group contribute criminal activity and two counts possess prohibited drug.

The woman, also from West Tamworth, was charged with three counts possess prohibited drug, three counts goods suspected stolen in/on premises, possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit, and drive vehicle illicit drug in blood etc.

They were both refused bail to appear at Tamworth Local Court tomorrow (Thursday 10 December 2020).

Inquiries are continuing.

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