A man and a woman from Queanbeyan faced court yesterday (12 March) over their alleged involvement in the supply of methamphetamine (‘ice’) and cannabis throughout the region, including knowingly exposing a child to drugs.
A 33-year-old woman and 40-year-old man were arrested after a search warrant was executed at a home in Queanbeyan West shortly after 7:00 am on 11 March.
Officers located and seized ice, cannabis, drug paraphernalia and electronic equipment which will undergo forensic analysis.
The man and woman were taken to Queanbeyan Police Station.
The woman was charged with nine counts of supplying a prohibited drug, supplying a prohibited drug on an ongoing basis and knowingly exposing a child to drugs.
The man was charged with five counts of supplying a prohibited drug, supplying prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis and knowingly exposing a child to drugs.
Both were refused bail.
Police will allege in court the pair were supplying drugs, often in the presence of children at the premises. The children have since been placed in the care of a relative and relevant family services have been notified.
Detective Acting Superintendent Joe Thone said the arrests are the culmination of excellent work by officers from Strike Force Burrahpore which was established by the Southern Region Enforcement Squad in August 2019 to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs in the Queanbeyan area.
“The supply of drugs in regional towns has a major impact on the community, and it simply won’t be tolerated,” A/Supt Thone said.
“We will continue to target those engaging in the supply of illegal drugs, and rest assured, anyone who engages in these activities will face the full brunt of the law.
“If anyone in the community has any information about the supply of illegal drugs, I would like to urge them to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or local police.”
Inquiries are continuing.