Two women have been charged over the alleged supply of prohibited drugs in the state’s Illawarra region.
In April 2021, officers attached to Lake Illawarra Police District established Strike Force Tabingo to investigate the alleged ongoing supply of heroin and methylamphetamine (‘ice’) in the Lake Illawarra area.
Following extensive inquiries, officers executed a search warrant at a unit on Jane Avenue, Warrawong, just before 9.30am yesterday (Thursday 21 October 2021).
During a search of the premises, police seized methylamphetamine, ketamine, cannabis, 28g of a white powder and a small quantity of a brown substance. These items will undergo forensic analysis.
Two women, aged 54 and 19, were arrested at the home and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station.
The older woman was charged with 18 offences:
- supply prohibited drug (x14),
- supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis,
- owner/occupier knowingly allow use drug premises – second offence – serious indicatable offence, and,
- possess prohibited drug (x2)
The younger woman was charged with 11 offences, including six counts of supply prohibited drug, three counts of possess prohibited drug, supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis, and owner/occupier knowingly allow use as drug premises.
Both were refused bail to appear in Wollongong Local Court today (Friday 22 October 2021).
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.