DETECTIVES from Operation Doboy have arrested five people and seized drugs and guns, following search warrants at seven homes in the Port Stephens area, and in Newtown today.
In March 2015, officers from Port Stephens Local Area Command formed Operation Doboy, to investigate the supply of methylamphetamine (“Ice”) in the Port Stephens Area.
About 7am on Friday, officers from Operation Doboy, assisted by officers from the Northern Region, Police Rescue, Dog Squad, and Newtown Local Area Commands, executed seven simultaneous search warrants at homes in Newtown and Port Stephens.
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Search warrants were executed at homes in Shoal Bay, Salt Ash, and three homes in Tanilba Bay where police allegedly seized a large amount of drugs believed to be ‘Ice’, approximately 6,000 tablets believed to be amphetamines, a shotgun, two pistols, and other items.
At the homes in Tanilba Bay two women, aged 18 and 35, and a 36-year-old man were arrested.
During search warrants at two homes in Newtown, police dismantled a clandestine drug laboratory and seized nearly two litres of a liquid believed to be the drug GHB, tablets believed to be methylamphetamine, and other items.
Officers from the State Crime Command’s Chemical Operations Unit assisted police with the search warrants at Newtown.
At the Newtown homes a 47-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman were arrested.
The three women and two men are currently assisting with inquiries.
Investigations into the incident and the supply of drugs in the area are continuing.