Charges laid after pursuit

POLICE have arrested a man and woman following a police pursuit through Taree yesterday.

Police from the Manning-Great Lakes Target Action Group (TAG) were patrolling the city's CDB when they attempted to stop the couple as they drove along Victoria Street about 11.45am (25 October).

Police will allege the driver ignored police directions and instead continued along Victoria Street. A pursuit was initiated: the blue Holden Commodore was followed along Pulteney, Albert and Manning streets then stopped at the entrance to the shopping centre complex.

A 41-year-old woman was arrested in the car while the driver, a 39-year-old man, ran into the shopping centre complex.

Plainsclothes police chased the man through the car-park, up the escalator, and through the food court before the man was arrested in the rear of a coffee shop.

Police seized 30 bags allegedly containing heroin, and six bags allegedly containing amphetamines.

The man was taken to Manning Base Hospital where he was treated before being released into police custody and taken to Taree Police Station.

The man has been charged with two counts of supply a prohibited drug (heroin and amphetamine), resist arrest, knowingly deal in the proceeds of crime, and having goods in personal custody suspected being stolen.

The man was refused bail and is due to appear in Forster Local Court tomorrow.

Police will also allege when the man's home was searched a further three bags of amphetamine were found.

The woman was issued with a Future Court Attendance Notice for failing to comply with a police direction and was released from police custody.



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