Sixth person charged over alleged drug supply syndicate across Newcastle, Lake Macquarie

A sixth person has been charged following investigations into alleged large-scale drug supply in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie regions.

Strike Force Castlestead was established in September 2018 to investigate and dismantle an alleged drug supply syndicate operating across both police districts.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force detectives arrested five men in December 2018 who were all charged with serious drug offences. They remain before the courts.

Following further inquiries, a 26-year-old man was arrested at a Cameron Park home yesterday (Friday 8 December 2019).

He was taken to Belmont Police Station and charged with nineteen offences,

– Supply prohibited drug (x7)

– Possess prohibited drug (x8)

– Knowingly deal with proceeds of crime (x3)

– Knowingly participate in criminal group assist crime

The man was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Saturday 9 February 2019).

Investigations by Strike Force Castlestead continue and further arrests are anticipated.