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Russell Vale man charged with drug offences

WOLLONGONG Police arrested and charged a 46 year old Russell Vale man late on Monday afternoon with a number of offences relating to the supply and possession of a prohibited drug.

Police located an amount of a white crystal substance and white powder. He was refused bail to appear in Wollongong Court on the November 6.

In other police news, Wollongong Highway Patrol ran an operation over the weekend conducting over 1500 random breath tests in the area. These tests resulted in 27 PCA offences and a total of 56 traffic infringements issued for a variety of issues including vehicles being defective.

As the Christmas period approaches, police is warning motorists that these type of operations will continue.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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