Thursday, June 20, 2024

Coffs Harbour man, 55, arrested in drug bust

A 55-year-old Coffs Harbour man is among four people charged as part of ongoing investigation into the supply and manufacture of prohibited drugs on the state’s North Coast.

In May 2020, Strike Force Delisle was established by detectives from the Coffs/Clarence Police District’s Firearm and Drug Unit to investigate the manufacture and supply of prohibited drugs in the Coffs Harbour and Hunter Valley regions.

Yesterday, investigators arrested a 22-year-old woman at Coffs Harbour Police Station and a 55-year-old man at a home on Toormina Place, Coffs Harbour.

The woman was charged with manufacture large commercial quantity of prohibited drugs, supply commercial quantity of prohibited drugs and supply indictable quantity of prohibited drugs.

The 55-year-old man was charged with two counts of supply prohibited drug on an ongoing basis.

He was refused bail to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court today.

Strike force detectives also arrested a 45-year-old man at a Bellingen property about 9.10am, and a 35-year-old man at his Coffs Harbour home on Tuesday.

Both men were taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station.

The 45-year-old was charged with 14 offences, including supply commercial quantity prohibited drug, supply indictable quantity prohibited drug and conspiracy to supply indictable quantity prohibited drug.

The 35-year-old man was charged with three offences, including supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis and conspiracy to supply indictable quantity prohibited drug.

Investigations under Strike Force Delisle are ongoing.

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