Three people have been charged following a three-month investigation into the supply of prohibited drugs in the Lake Macquarie area.
In July 2019, detectives from Lake Macquarie Police District established Strike Force Birs to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs, predominately ‘ice’ around Lake Macquarie.
Following extensive inquiries, about 9am yesterday (Thursday 3 October 2019), officers attached to Lake Macquarie Police District with assistance from Strike Force Raptor North, Operational Support Group officers and the Police Dog unit executed a search warrant at a home on Park Street, Argenton.
A short time later, a 25-year-old man was arrested at an address on Ellesmere Street, Booragul.
Crime scenes were established at both locations.
During search warrants at both of the homes, police allegedly located and seized various quanties of drugs, predominately methylamphetamine and GHB, a slingshot and ammunition.
In total, three people – two men and a woman – were arrested and taken to Belmont Police Station.
A 25-year-old Barnsley man was charged with nine offences, including supply prohibited drug on an on-going basis, supply prohibited drug greater than indictable quantity and supply prohibited drug. He was refused bail to face Toronto Local Court today (Friday 4 October 2019).
A 24-year-old Teralba man was charged with four drug supply offences. He was granted conditional bail to face Belmont Local Court on Wednesday 16 October 2019.
A 27-year-old Argenton woman was charged with three charges, including possess prohibited weapon and possess prohibited drug. She was granted conditional bail to face Belmont Local Court on Wednesday 16 October 2019.
Investigations under Strike Force Birs are ongoing.