NSW arrests over drug sales to drivers

Those charged include truck driver alleged to have supplied methylamphetamine to other drivers

April 11, 2013

New South Wales Police have arrested three men and a woman now facing trucking-related drugs charges.

The arrests, which saw two men and the woman remanded in custody, were the result of a more general operation against methylamphetamine supply in the state’s north.

Police say Richmond Local Area Command’s Drug Unit inquiries in January had identified a Lismore truck driver as a possible supplier of the drug.

Police allege that over the last three months, the man often sold methylamphetamine to other drivers at various points along the Pacific and New England highways.

Gangs Squad and Richmond detectives yesterday arrested three men, and seized more than 60 grams of methylamphetamine, at Roberts Road in the north-western Sydney suburb of Eastern Creek.

A 47-year-old man – a truck driver from Chilcotts Grass, near Lismore – was subsequently charged with two counts of supplying an indictable quantity of a prohibited drug. Officers also charged him for dealing with property suspected of being the proceeds of crime.

A 41-year-old man from Bligh Park in Sydney’s north-west was also charged with supplying an indictable quantity of a prohibited drug and possession of steroids, while a 49-year-old Bligh Park man was charged with drug possession.

The 47-year-old and 41-year-old were both refused bail and are to appear in Blacktown Local Court today.

The 49-year-old was granted bail and is scheduled to appear in Mount Druitt Local Court on May 2.

Police from Richmond Local Area Command also executed a search warrant at a property on Taylors Road, in Chilcotts Grass, yesterday afternoon, before arresting a 54-year-old woman who resides at the property. She was refused bail and is to appear in Lismore Local Court today.

No names were given.

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