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Fourth person charged following methylamphetamine manufacture investigation - Nyngan

Wednesday, 13 July 2022 05:17:54 AM

A fourth person has been charged following an investigation into the alleged supply and manufacture of methylamphetamine in the state’s west.

In May 2022, detectives attached to Central North Police District established Strike Force Rudelle to investigate the alleged manufacture of methylamphetamine at a Nyngan property.

Three people – two men aged 38 and 48, and a 29-year-old woman – were arrested and charged on Thursday 2 June 2022 following two search warrants at separate Nyngan properties.

During one of the warrants on the Mitchell Highway, a clandestine laboratory was located and dismantled by specialist police from the Drug and Firearms Squad’s Chemical Operations Team.

All three remain before the courts.

Following further extensive inquiries, officers arrested a 26-year-old man on Oxley Street, Nyngan, about 3.30pm yesterday (Tuesday 12 July 2022).

He was taken to Nyngan Police Station and charged with the following offences:

  • Owner/occupier knowingly allow use as drug premises;
  • Participate criminal group contribute criminal activity;
  • Take part in manufacture of prohibited drug;
  • Supply prohibited drug <= small quantity (x2);
  • Possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority;
  • Acquire ammunition subject to prohibition order;
  • Possess prohibited drug;
  • Deal with property proceeds of crime < $100000;
  • Possess unauthorised firearm (x2)
  • Not keep firearm safely – not pistol/prohibited firearm; and
  • Acquire firearm subject to prohibition order.

He was refused bail to appear at Dubbo Local Court today (Wednesday 13 July 2022).

Police will allege in court the four people charged were transporting a portable clandestine lab between Nyngan and Narromine.