10 May 2022

Three men to face court on Riverina drug supply charges

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Wagga Wagga Police Station. Photo: Chris Roe

Three men have been refused bail after being charged with the alleged supply of drugs in the Riverina.

The charges were laid as part of an ongoing investigation into drug supply in the region.

Strike Force Morag was established in March to focus predominately on the supply of methylamphetamine in the Wagga Wagga area.

During a vehicle stop south-west of Wagga at around 11 pm on 5 May, strike force investigators arrested two men aged 37 and 45 and seized quantities of cocaine and methamphetamine.

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The 37-year-old was charged with supplying a commercial quantity of a prohibited drug, seven counts of supplying an indictable quantity of a prohibited drug, five counts of supplying a prohibited drug, and one count of cannabis supply and knowingly or recklessly assisting a criminal group directly in a crime.

The man is set to appear in Wagga Wagga Local Court on 29 June after he was refused bail.

The 45-year-old was charged with five counts of supplying an indictable quantity of a prohibited drug and possessing a prohibited drug.

He was refused bail and appeared in Wagga Wagga Local Court on 6 May, where he was formally granted conditional bail to appear in the same court on 13 July.

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Following further inquiries, a third man, aged 31, was arrested at home in Marrar at about 9:50 am on 9 May.

He was taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station, where he was charged with four counts of taking part in the supply of a prohibited drug.

He is also set to appear before Wagga Wagga Local Court on 11 May.


Original Article published by Shri Gayathirie Rajen on About Regional.

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