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Man charged with drug offences after home searched at Woonona

A WOONONA home has been searched and a man charged after allegedly being found in possession of prohibited drugs.

About 10.20am on Thursday (September 24), officers from the South East Region Enforcement Squad were patrolling Crown Street, Wollongong, when they stopped to speak with a 25-year-old man.

Following a search of the man, police allegedly seized MDMA, cannabis, two knives, cash and prescription medication.

About 6.30pm, a search warrant was executed at a home at Woonona, where officers seized MDMA tablets, an electronic stun device and cannabis.

The man was taken to Wollongong Police Station and charged with supply prohibited drug (x2), possess prohibited drug (x2), possess prescribed restricted substance (x2), custody of knife in public place (x2) and deal with property proceeds of crime.

He was refused bail and is due to appear in Wollongong Local Court today (Friday 25 September 2020).

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About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and 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 Australia 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 writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed 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 Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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