Three men charged after massive drug haul found in hotel stairwell

Three men have been charged following the discovery of prohibited drugs in a stairwell at a hotel.

About 1pm Monday 21 December, police were called to a hotel on Lake Albert Road, after three bags of prohibited drugs, believed to be methamphetamine, were located.

Officers seized the bags and an investigation was commenced.


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Detectives attended a hotel room and spoke to a 47-year-old man. On searching the room amphetamine and a glass pipe were seized.

The man was issued a field court attendance notice for possess prohibited drug and possession of equipment to administer.

He will attend Wagga Wagga Local Court next year, Thursday 3 February 2016.

While at the location a car drove into the car park, officers spoke to the driver who was subjected to a Roadside Drug Test, which indicated a positive result.

The man was arrested and his car was searched. Police allegedly located 3.5g of amphetamine and an electronic control device.

The 34-year-old was taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station, where he underwent a secondary drug test with an alleged positive result.

He was charged with supply prohibited drug, possess prohibited drug, two traffic related offences and was refused bail to appear at Wagga Wagga Local Court today.

While speaking to the man in the car, officers saw another man leave a hotel room, they stopped and spoke to him.

Police searched the hotel room and seized 85g of amphetamine, with an estimated street value of over $30,000, over 3g of heroin, an electronic control device, knives and counterfeit notes.

The 47-year-old was arrested and taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station, and charged with supply prohibited drug x2, and possess counterfeit money.

He was refused bail to appear at Wagga Wagga Local Court today.

Inquiries are continuing.

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