Seventh person charged under Strike Force Quarrang, NSW

A seventh person has been charged as part of investigations into the alleged supply of prohibited drugs in the state’s Central North.

In February 2020, detectives from Central North Police District established Strike Force Quarrang to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs in the Bourke area.

Shortly after 8am on Wednesday 8 April 2020, strike force officers, assisted by the Central North Police District Proactive Crime Team and the Rural Crime Prevention Team, executed four search warrants at homes throughout Bourke.

The operation was also supported by the Western Child Abuse Unit, the Western Regional Enforcement Squad and the Dog Unit.

Homes were searched in Anson Street, Meadows Road, Tarcoon Street and Tudor Street that lead to five people being arrested and charged with numerous drug offences.

During the searches, strike force officers located and seized methylamphetamine, unauthorised prescription drugs, drug paraphernalia, cash, electronic control device and property alleged to be stolen.

Following further investigations, a 27-year-old man, who had access to the Tarcoon Street home, was arrested at Bourke Police Station about 10am yesterday (Monday 27 April 2020).

He was charged with three counts of supply prohibited drug, supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis and organises/conducts/assists drug premises.

The man was refused bail to appear at Dubbo Local Court today (Tuesday 28 April 2020).

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