Drugs and cash seized, two men charged – Gateshead

Two men will appear at court today charged over alleged drug offences in the Lake Macquarie area.

Officers from the Lake Macquarie Police District have been investigating the alleged supply of prohibited drugs, mainly methylamphetamine, in the Windale and Gateshead areas.

As a result of ongoing inquiries, police were conducting patrols of the Gateshead area when they stopped and spoke with a 38-year-old man on Coral Crescent about 10.40am yesterday (Thursday 14 January 2021).

During a person search, officers allegedly located methylamphetamine.

He was arrested and taken to Belmont Police Station.

About 4.40pm that same day, detectives executed a search warrant at a home on Coral Crescent and arrested a 54-year-old man.

During the search, police located and seized methylamphetamine, cannabis, and more than $20,000 in cash.

Both men were taken to Belmont Police Station, where the older man was charged with five offences, including supply indictable quantity prohibited drug, recklessly deal with the proceeds of crime and possess prohibited drug.

The younger man was charged with supply indictable quantity prohibited drug and possess prohibited drug.

Both men were refused bail to appear at Belmont Local Court today (Friday 15 January 2021).

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