A MAN has been charged with 21 offences, including recruiting drug runners to distribute and sell crystal meth, following a large-scale police operation in country NSW.
The bust comes after Strike Force Kotzur was established to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs in and around Tamworth, in the state’s northeast.
Police raided two properties on Galloway Place and Peregrine Avenue at Calala on Friday afternoon and seized a stash of methylamphetamine, cash and steroids.
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A 33-year-old man was arrested and taken to Tamworth Police Station where he was charged with 21 offences, including:
- supply indictable quantities of a prohibited drug (x2);
- supply a commercial quantity of prohibited drug;
- supply/possess prohibited drug (x4);
- possess prohibited drug (x3);
- possess restricted substance (x4);
- knowingly deal with proceeds of crime;
- recruiting persons to engage in criminal activity; and,
- self-administer a prohibited drug.
The man was refused bail and is due to appear at Tamworth Bail Court today.
Strike Force Kotzur detectives are continuing their inquiries.
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