A MAN has been charged with 28 counts of supply as part of ongoing investigations into illegal drugs in the Newcastle area.
About 12.10pm Tuesday police stopped a vehicle on Chatham Road, Broadmeadow and arrested a 36-year-old man.
Officers searched the vehicle and seized a quantity of substance believed to be methylamphetamine, also known as ice.
A short time later, police executed a search warrant at a home on Georgetown Road, Georgetown, where they located a 44-year-old man, and two women, aged 21 and 50.
During the search warrant, officers seized a quantity of substance believed to also be methylamphetamine and property suspected to have been stolen.
The trio were all issued future court attendance notices for the offence of possess prohibited drug.
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The 50-year-old woman will appear at Newcastle Local Court on Thursday March 7. The 44-year-old man and 21-year-old woman will appear at Newcastle on Thursday March 28.
The 36-year-old Georgetown man was taken to Waratah Police Station, where he was charged with 28 counts supply prohibited drug and ongoing supply of prohibited drug.
He was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court on Wednesday.
Investigations continue as part of Strike Force SERMELFI which was established in September 2018 by officers from Newcastle City Police District Target Action Group, to investigate prohibited drug supply in the Newcastle area.
Police urge anyone with information to assist investigations to come forward.
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