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Man charged as investigations into drug supply continue – Newcastle

A man has been charged as part of ongoing investigations into drug supply in the Newcastle area.

Strike Force SERMELFI was established in September 2018 by officers from Newcastle City Police District Target Action Group, to investigate prohibited drug supply in the Newcastle area.

Following inquiries, about 12.10pm yesterday (Tuesday 12 February 2019), police stopped a vehicle on Chatham Road, Broadmeadow, and arrested a 36-year-old man.

Officers searched the vehicle and seized a quantity of substance believed to be methylamphetamine.

A short time later, police executed a search warrant at a home on Georgetown Road, Georgetown, where they located a 44-year-old man, and two women, aged 21 and 50.

During the search warrant, officers seized a quantity of substance believed to be methylamphetamine and property suspected to have been stolen.

The trio were all issued Future Court Attendance Notices for the offence of possess prohibited drug.

The 50-year-old woman will appear at Newcastle Local Court on Thursday 7 March 2019.

The 44-year-old man and 21-year-old woman will appear at Newcastle on Thursday 28 March 2019.

The 36-year-old Georgetown man was taken to Waratah Police Station, where he was charged with supply prohibited drug (x28), and ongoing supply of prohibited drug.

He was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Wednesday 13 February 2019).

As inquiries by Strike Force SERMELFI continue, police urge anyone with information to assist investigations to come forward.

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