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Further two charged following investigations into alleged drug supply - Strike Force Elwick

Friday, 19 November 2021 12:48:19 PM

A man and woman have been charged as part of an ongoing investigation into the supply of prohibited drugs across the state’s north.

In August this year, officers attached to Central North Police District established Strike Force Elwick to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs to Walgett and surrounding areas.

Last week, strike force investigators executed two search warrants at homes at Walgett and charged two men, who remain before the courts.

Following further inquiries, officers executed an additional two search warrants at homes at Bidwill just after 7am on Wednesday (17 November 2021).

During the searches, officers seized electronic devices, a Toyota Prado, a box trailer, cannabis and cash.

All items seized will undergo further examination.

During the operation, two people – a 47-year-old man and 33-year-old woman – were arrested and taken to Mt Druitt Police Station.

The man was charged with two counts of supply prohibited drug, deal with property proceeds of crime and participate criminal group contribute criminal activity.

He appeared at Mt Druitt Local Court the same day, where he was formerly refused bail to reappear at the same court on Wednesday 1 December 2021.

The woman was charged with two counts of supply prohibited drug, knowingly deal with proceeds of crime, owner/occupier knowingly expose child to drugs, participate criminal group contribute criminal activity and possess prohibited drug.

She appeared at Mt Druitt Local Court yesterday (Thursday 18 November 2021), where she was granted strict conditional bail to appear at the same court on Wednesday 19 January 2022.

Investigations under Strike Force Elwick are continuing.