Four charged with drug supply after arrests in Queanbeyan

Michael Weaver 8 November 2019
NSW Police car

Four people have been arrested as part of investigations into an alleged drug supply operation in the Monaro region. Photo: File.

Three women and a 17-year-old boy from Queanbeyan will face numerous charges over their alleged involvement in the supply of ‘ice’, cannabis and MDMA throughout the region.

The arrests occurred yesterday (7 November) following extensive investigations by police officers from Strike Force Wangalla, which was established by the Southern Region Enforcement Squad in June 2019 to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs within the Monaro region.

Police made their first arrest at about 5:45 am yesterday (7 November) when a 33-year-old woman was pulled over during a vehicle stop in Queanbeyan.

A search of the woman’s Toyota Prado led to the seizure of almost a kilogram of cannabis allegedly hidden in the vehicle.

The woman was taken to Queanbeyan Police Station and charged with 27 counts of supplying a prohibited drug. She was granted strict conditional bail and is due to face Queanbeyan Local Court on 16 December 2019.

Shortly after, officers executed a search warrant in Boronia Street, Karabar, where they allegedly located and seized drugs and cash.

A 53-year-old woman was arrested at the property before being taken to Queanbeyan Police Station where she was also charged with supplying prohibited drugs.

The woman was granted strict conditional bail and is due to face Queanbeyan Local Court, also on 16 December 2019.

Then, at about 9:30 am, strike force investigators executed a search warrant at a home on Jordan Place, Queanbeyan.

Officers allegedly located and seized drugs, weapons (knuckle dusters), electronic surveillance equipment, mobile phones and cash.

A 33-year-old woman was charged with 67 counts of drug supply, three counts of ongoing supply, knowingly exposing a child to drugs and three traffic offences.

She was refused bail to appear before Queanbeyan Local Court today (8 November).

A 17-year-old boy at the property was charged with possession of a prohibited drug, 12 counts of drug supply and two counts of ongoing supply. He was granted strict conditional bail and will face a Children’s Court at a later date.

Police inquiries are continuing and further charges are expected to be laid.

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