A man has been arrested over a raid which led to the seizure of more than $240,000 cash found in a handbag and book safe and 14grams of methylamphetamine that was hidden in a microwave.
The 36-year-old man was arrested at Maitland Police Station on Friday and charged with 80 offences in relation to the raid in April.
It came after officers from Hunter Region Enforcement Squad established Strike Force Hanging in February to investigate the supply of methylamphetamine throughout the Newcastle and Port Stephens regions.
As part of investigations, a search warrant was executed at a house on Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle, on April 13.
Police seized more than $240,000 cash that was found in a handbag and book safe, and 14grams of methylamphetamine hidden in a microwave.
A 34-year-old woman who was home at the time of the search was arrested and charged with supply prohibited drug and two counts of deal with proceeds of crime. She remains before the courts.
Following inquiries, the 36-year-old man was arrested yesterday on Friday.
The 80 offences he was charged with include supply prohibited drug, supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis, possess prohibited drug and deal with property proceeds of crime.
The Newcastle man was refused bail and appeared before Maitland Local Court yesterday, where he was formally refused bail to reappear before the same court on Thursday 24 June 2021.
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