White water: five drug discoveries that caused a splash in Newcastle

Anna Falkenmire
Updated December 28 2023 - 6:06pm, first published 6:05pm
Five drug busts that caught Newcastle's attention.
Five drug busts that caught Newcastle's attention.

THE DISCOVERY of almost 40 kilograms of cocaine at Newcastle Ocean Baths has sent shockwaves through Newcastle.

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Sam Rigney

Court Reporter

Sam began his Newcastle Herald career as a night police reporter in 2011. He is an experienced court reporter who has won two national court reporting awards, including the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Court Reporting for his coverage of the Hunter's worst serial rapist. Before working at the Herald, Sam was a sports journalist with the Maitland Mercury where he won awards for his coverage of the Newcastle Rugby League salary cap scandal. Sam is a Novocastrian born-and-bred.

Anna Falkenmire

Police and crime reporter at the Newcastle Herald. Email: afalkenmire@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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