More People Charged From Wellington Drug Bust

Post date: Jun 16, 2020 12:49:19 AM

Police have charged a further three people in connection with an alleged state-wide drug supply network operating across Sydney’s south west and the Wellington area.

Early inquiries revealed the syndicate was allegedly sourcing prohibited drugs – mainly methylamphetamine (ice), but also MDMA and heroin – from Sydney, and distributing them to regional towns across NSW.

Following further inquiries, officers from Orana Mid-Western Police District arrested a 39-year-old man following a foot pursuit on Simpson Street, Wellington, on Sunday.

During the arrest, OC spray was deployed and a constable suffered a hand injury.

The man was searched, and police allegedly located methylamphetamine and $1600 cash.

A 25-year-old woman was also arrested for allegedly hindering police.

Following the arrests, investigators executed a search warrant at a home on Simpson Street, locating $3750 cash in a vehicle in the backyard.

A 44-year-old man was arrested at the property after an air rifle was found inside a caravan.

The 39-year-old man was charged with supply prohibited drug (between indictable and commercial quantity), knowingly deal with proceeds of crime, assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm and resist officer in execution of duty.

The woman was charged with resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty.

The 44-year-old man was charged with possess unregistered firearm, not keep firearm safely, possess unauthorised firearm and possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority.

A total of 38 people have now been charged as a result of investigations.