Drugs 101: Alleged ice king pin arrested
DETECTIVES have arrested and alleged kin pin for supply of ice in Coffs Harbour.
Coffs/Clarence detectives commened Strike Force Bouchet in June 2015 to investigate the supply of crystal methylamphetamine (ice) in the region.
At about 1.40pm on Wednesday detectives arrested a 34-year-old Coffs Harbour man, and he was taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station where he assisted with enquires.
The man was charged with three counts of supplying prohibited drug, two counts of Supplying prohibited drug (indictable quantity), one count of supply prohibited drug on an ongoing basis, participate in criminal group, two counts of possess prohibited drug, possess prescribed restricted substance, and possess firearm part.
During the course of the investigation, detectives also executed a search warrant as the man's address on the 3rd of September, 2015.
Police will allege that the man supplied almost 101 grams of crystal methylamphetamine during the police investigation. This has the potential street value of $101,000.
The man was refused bail by police to Coffs Harbour Local Court today. Investigations are ongoing.
"This is a reminder that all illicit drugs, whether they are cannabis, crystal methylamphetamine, cocaine or other drugs will be strongly targeted by the Police," Detective Inspector Darren Jameson said.
"Whether you are a user, supplier, grower or manufacturer, at some stage you will come under police notice.
"All these drugs are drivers of crime, whether they be stealings, break and enters, robberies, assaults or domestic violence.
"A large number in our community are anti-drugs, and we encourage them to continue to provide information to us as we continue to be relentless in our fight against drugs."