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Three charged with almost 250 drug offences in Lake Macquarie - Strike Force Coifs

Thursday, 16 December 2021 08:31:26 AM

Two men and a woman have been charged with almost 250 drug-related offences following extensive investigations into the alleged supply of prohibited drugs in the Lake Macquarie region.

In September this year, Strike Force Coifs was established by Lake Macquarie Police District detectives to investigate the ongoing supply of prohibited drugs in the Windale area.

Following investigations, about 10.20am yesterday (Wednesday 15 December 2021), search warrants were executed by officers attached to Lake Macquarie Police District at two homes on Willandra Crescent and Lachlan Street, Windale.

A number of items were located during the search warrants, including methamphetamine, cash and

electronic stun devices. All items have been seized for forensic examination.

Two men and a woman were arrested and taken to Belmont Police Station.

A 59-year-old man and a 48-year-old woman were each charged with 49 offences including supply prohibited drug large commercial quantity, ongoing supply of prohibited drug and deal with the proceeds of crime.

A 63-year-old man was charged with 156 offences including supply prohibited drug large commercial quantity, ongoing supply of prohibited drug, possess or use a prohibited weapon, and deal with the proceeds of crime.

All three were refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Thursday 16 December 2021).

Investigations under Strike Force Coifs continue.

Anyone with information about the manufacture and distribution of illicit drugs is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.