Man faces 36 drug and gun charges after police swoop at Shortland

Simon McCarthy
Updated April 21 2024 - 3:52pm, first published April 20 2024 - 6:14pm
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A 53-year-old alleged drug dealer was hit with a string of charges in the Hunter, after police arrested him at Shortland.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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