Charges laid after drugs worth over $300,000 seized in western NSW - Strike Force Euroa

Wednesday, 17 April 2024 12:14:59 PM

Six people will face court charged after prohibited drugs worth over $300,000 were seized throughout Western and Northern regions during a targeted police operation.

In September 2023, officers attached to Chifley Police District established Strike Force Euroa to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs in the Bathurst and surrounding areas.

Five people have since been charged after vehicle stops and search warrants in Western and Northern region. They were charged with drug-related offences and remain before the courts.

During the searches, police located and seized over 600g of methylamphetamine, as well as cocaine, cash, unauthorised prescription medication, drug paraphernalia, and electronic devices.

The drugs have an estimated potential street value of $312,800.

Additionally, just after 9am yesterday (Tuesday 16 April 2024), strike force officers executed three search warrants at homes in Willott Close, Blackett Close, and McGrath Street, Bathurst.

A 53-year-old man was arrested at the Willott Close home and taken to Bathurst Police Station, where he was charged with supply prohibited drug.

He was refused bail to appear at Bathurst Local Court today (Wednesday 17 April 2024).

Chifley Police District Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Geoff Kendall, said local police will continue to target prohibited drug supply.

“The harm caused by these prohibited substances to local communities cannot be understated,” he said.

“Police work with the community to proactively pursue anyone suspected of supplying prohibited drugs and disrupt the associated criminal activities which impact on the people of Bathurst and surrounding areas,” Insp Kendall said.

Anyone with information related to the supply of prohibited drugs within the Chifley Police District is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or local police.