Date PostedApril 24, 2013

NSW Police Make Arrests Over Sale of Drugs to Truck Drivers

arrestsRecently the NSW police force arrested three men and a woman who are now facing charges that are ‘trucking related drug charges’.

The police were conducting a general operation to tackle the supply of methylamphetaminein the north of NSW when they arrested the four who were remanded in custody.

A police spokesperson said that inquiries made by the Richmond Local Area Command’s Drug Unit in January helped identify a truck driver from Lismore who was allegedly supplying the drug in the area.

The allegations are that, over the last three months, this truck driver has on a number of occasions sold methylamphetamine to other truck drivers on the Pacific and New England Highways.

When the police arrested the three men they were able to seize more than 60 grams of methylamphetamine at a location in Roberts Rd in Eastern Creek – a Sydney suburb.

The people that were arrested include:

  • A 47-year-old male truck driver from Chilcotts Grass located near Lismore. He was charged with two counts of supplying an indictable quantity of a prohibited drug. He was also charged with ‘dealing with property suspected of being the proceeds of crime’.
  • A 41-year-old man from Bligh Park. He was charged with supplying an indictable quantity of a prohibited drug and also for being in possession of steroids.
  • A 49-year-old Bligh Park man was charged with the possession of drugs.

The 41 and 47-year-old men were refused bail and were remanded to appear at the Blacktown Local Court.

The 49 year old man was given bail and ordered to appear at the Mount Druitt Local Court on the 2nd of May 2013.

The Richmond Local Area Command Police also searched a property in Taylors rd in Chilcotts Grass with a search warrant and arrested a 54 year old woman who is a resident at the property that was searched.

Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning and web strategy firm based in George St Brisbane. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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