Illawarra Newsroom

Wollongong police charge two with serious drug matters

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During November 2018 investigators attached to Wollongong Police formed Strike Force Aperta to investigate the supply of illegal drugs in the Illawarra area.

Investigators identified two men as part of the operation and about 5.20pm yesterday, arrested the men in the car park of a hotel at Austinmer.

Police will allege that a 39-year-old man was in possession of more than $5000 cash and a search of his vehicle revealed several pre-packed containers of a substance believed to be methylamphetamine.

A small quantity of cannabis was also located.

Investigators obtained a search warrant and examined a room in the hotel allegedly locating MDMA tablets, heroin, Fentanyl and GBL.

Another search warrant was executed at a home in Fairy Meadow where MDMA tablets, Suboxone, cash and counterfeit currency were located.

A 39-year-old man faces numerous drug-related charges, while a 41-year-old has been charged with participate criminal group and knowingly take part in supply prohibited drug.

Both men were refused bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court today.

Photo source: Travis Winks WaveFM news