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Monday, June 24, 2024

Three arrested in dawn drug raids

A 56-year-old Londonderry man was one of three men charged today as investigations continue into the manufacture and supply of prohibited drugs across Sydney.

Investigators executed four search warrants at homes at Londonderry, Glossodia, Hebersham and Werrington Downs early today, seizing ammunition, steroids, cannabis leaf and prescription medication.

A 56-year-old man was arrested at Londonderry and taken to Penrith Police Station, where he was charged with three counts of supply prohibited drug (large commercial quantity), two counts of supply prohibited drug (indictable quantity), three counts of possess drug manufacture apparatus make prohibited drug, possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit.

A 39-year-old man was arrested at Werrington Downs and charged with possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority, and five counts of possess prohibited drug and cultivate prohibited plant.

Both men were refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today.

A 48-year-old man was arrested at Hebersham and charged with possess prohibited drug and possess/attempt to, anabolic or androgenic steroidal agent.

He was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Mt Druitt Local Court on Monday 28 June 2021.

Today’s charges follow the execution of a search warrant at a home at Werrington Downs last month, where a 39-year-old man was arrested and charged.

Further searches were carried out the same day at storage sheds at St Marys, where police seized a loaded handgun, knuckle dusters and prescription medications, as well as vehicles and vessels with a combined value of more than $300,000.

Investigators uncovered a clandestine laboratory within one of the storage sheds and seized 25kg of alprazolam (Xanax) tablets and about 1.1kg of alprazolam powder, with a combined estimated potential street value of $300,000.

The man – who is a former Bandidos OMCG member – was charged with 15 offences and remains before the courts.

Anyone with information, including relevant photos and videos, that may assist the Raptor Squad can report it directly to investigators via their online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/Default.aspx?id=49 or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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