An Erina man will appear in court next month over drug related charges following the execution of a search warrant by strike force detectives earlier this year.
Strike Force Parkridge was established by offi cers attached to Brisbane Water Local Area Command to investigate drug distribution on the Central Coast. In May of this year, police executed a search warrant at a home in Long Jetty where they seized more than 4kg of white powder, which laboratory analysis determined to be cocaine and methamphetamine. A man and woman were later arrested and charged. Subsequent inquiries led to further search warrants at properties in Long Jetty, Tuggerah, North Entrance and Blue Bay in June, which led to the arrest and charge of a further four men. On Tuesday, June 24, detectives also executed a search warrant at a home in Erina. Investigators seized numerous items during the warrant including vials of steroids, chemicals, prescription medication and other paraphernalia which police will allege in court was used during the manufacture of prohibited drugs. Following the search, all items were taken for further forensic examination. Police continued their inquiries and on Thursday, December 18, arrested a 28-year-old man at the Erina property and he was taken to Gosford Police Station. He was later charged with supply prohibited drug, possess prohibited drug (three counts) and possess/attempt to possess prescribed restricted substance. The man has been granted conditional bail to appear before Gosford Local Court on Tuesday, January 13.
19 Dec 2014
NSW Police media