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Hunter Valley Local Area Command

Man Charged Over Drug Supply – Hunter Valley

A man will appear in court on multiple drug charges after being arrested in the Hunter Valley yesterday.

About 10am Police attached to Strike Forces Catleen and Wayfaring executed three simultaneous search warrants at homes in Morrison Drive and Grainger Circuit, and at a business premises in Maison Due Road at Singleton.

Police will allege that quantities of amphetamine were located inside each premise. A quantity of cash was also allegedly located at the Morrison Drive address.

About 10am yesterday Police attached to the two strike forces arrested a 32-year-old Singleton man in a rest area near the New England Highway at Belford, near Singleton.

The man was taken to Muswellbrook Police Station where he was interviewed and charged with a range of offences including five counts of supply prohibited drug, three counts of supply commercial quantity of prohibited drug and two counts of dealing with the proceeds of crime.

The man has been refused bail and is due to appear at Muswellbrook Local Court today.

Strike Forces Catleen and Wayfaring, comprising officers from the Hunter Valley and Central Hunter Local Commands, and State Crime Command’s Gangs Squad, was formed in August 2009 to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs in the Singleton area.

Since the formation of the strike force, Police have seized more than two kilograms of amphetamines and a large quantity of cash.

Inquiries continue and further arrests have not been ruled out.

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