14 July 2023

Two face Wollongong Court on multiple drug charges

NSW Police highway patrol vehicle

NSW Police have finally arrested a woman they have been looking for for years. Photo: Claire Fenwicke.

A woman who police have been hunting for five years is one of two people charged in Wollongong with multiple drug offences.

Wollongong Police attended a Crown St unit in April, looking for a 29-year-old woman who has been wanted since 2018 for drug matters.

Police located the woman in the company of a 37-year-old man, who had $3300 in cash, two key fobs and a set of keys, which were seized by police.

Following inquiries by detectives, police executed two search warrants at two units on Crown St, Wollongong.

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During a search of both units officers allegedly located 1.75 kg of cannabis as well as quantities of cocaine, LSD, methylamphetamine, alprazolam, dexamphetamine and psilocin. Police also allegedly found a hydraulic pill press machine, tablet cutters, mixing equipment, drug ledgers and ammunition.

The man was charged with 25 offences including supplying prohibited drugs, possessing ammunition and dealing with the proceeds of crime.

He appeared in Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday 11 July and was granted conditional bail to appear again on 30 August.

The woman was arrested at Wollongong Police Station on Thursday and charged with 14 offences, including supplying and possessing prohibited drugs.

She appeared before Wollongong Local Court today (Friday 14 July) and was granted conditional bail to appear again on 29 August.

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