A BALGOWNIE man is facing serious charges following an ongoing police investigation into the alleged supply of prohibited drugs in the Illawarra region.
The 44-year-old man, along with a 37-year-old Campbelltown man, were charged after Wollongong police established Strike Force Nitrogen in August 2021 to investigate the alleged commercial supply of methylamphetamine in the Illawarra.
Following inquiries, about 1.45pm yesterday (Tuesday, September 28, 2021), police – with the assistance of Bass Hill Region Enforcement Squad – intercepted an alleged drug deal in Beverley Street, Campbelltown, and arrested two men aged 44 and 37.
Police will allege in court the 44-year-old Balgownie man had purchased 35g of methylamphetamine from the younger man, for $11,000. It will be further alleged the Balgownie man travelled to the Campbelltown area daily to purchase the illicit substances to distribute in the Illawarra.
The drug and cash were seized, and the men were taken to Campbelltown Police Station.
The Balgownie man was charged with:
– supply prohibited drug – greater than large commercial quantity
– ongoing supply prohibited drug
– operate drug premises
– participate in criminal group contribute criminal activity
– deal with property proceeds of crime
The 44-year-old man was refused bail to appear in Campbelltown Local Court today (Wednesday, September 29, 2021).
A subsequent search warrant was executed at a home on Duncan Street, Balgownie that afternoon, where officers seized cannabis and ammunition.
The Campbelltown man was charged with supply prohibited drug – greater than large commercial quantity. He was refused bail to appear in Campbelltown Local Court on Wednesday, November 24, 2021.
Investigations under Strike Force Nitrogen continue; further arrests are expected.
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