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Fight leads to drug discovery

A MAN will face court over alleged assault and drug offences in Bellambi yesterday.
About 1pm on Tuesday a 32-year-old man went to a home on Rothery Street, Bellambi.
Police have been told a 33-year-old man in the home met the man at the front of the premises, before a verbal and physical altercation ensued, where the younger man allegedly received a cut to his arm.
Police were called and arrested the older man, before he was taken to Wollongong Police Station.
The injured man refused treatment to a cut to his left forearm; however sought medical treatment following the incident.
Following inquiries, police executed a search warrant at a home on Rothery Street, where knifes, poles, a machete, illicit drugs and a glass smoking pipe were allegedly found and seized for forensic examination.

The 33-year-old man was charged with affray and possession of prohibited drugs.

He was granted conditional bail, to appear at Port Kembla Local Court on 10 March 2015.

Investigations 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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