Taser and cash seized; man charged – Newcastle

A man will appear in court today after police located drugs and more than $80,000 cash in Newcastle.

In November 2019, officers attached to Newcastle City Police District commenced Strike Force Chufa to investigate the supply of methylamphetamine in the Newcastle area.

Following extensive inquiries, police attended an apartment on King Street, Newcastle, where they spoke with a 39-year-old man.

During a subsequent search of his motor vehicle, police seized a small quantity of methylamphetamine, an electrical stun device similar to a taser, and more than $80,000 in cash.

He was arrested and taken to Newcastle Police Station, where he was charged with:

  • Supply prohibited drug (22 counts)
  • Supply commercial quantity prohibited drug
  • Deal in proceeds of crime
  • Possess prohibited weapon

He was refused bail to face Newcastle Local Court today (Wednesday 12 February 2020).

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