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Meth bust

Wednesday, 9th April, 2014

By Nick Gibbs

A man will face more than 100 charges, including supplying crystal methamphetamine, after a search warrant was executed at a home in Blende Street yesterday morning. 

The 30-year-old was arrested at the scene and taken to the police station about 10 am.

Acting Detective Inspector Matt McCarthy said the arrest was the result of an  investigation by Broken Hill detectives over several months and served as a warning to others involved in illegal activity.  

“If people want to do badness, they will get caught,” he said.

DI McCarthy conceded there was an illegal drug problem in Broken Hill but that the situation was no different to that of other towns across the country.   

“If anybody does have information relating to illegal drugs, we certainly encourage them to contact the local police station,” he said.

As well supplying drugs, the man has been charged with break and enter, goods in custody and other property offences.

He was refused bail and is due to face the Local Court this morning.

The arrest comes just over eight months since about $30,000 worth of methamphetamine was seized by police from two Broken Hill properties thanks to a community tip off. 

On August 1 last year around 125 grams of the drug, $2950 in cash and drug  paraphernalia was found during police raids. 

Following the bust, a number of neighbours told the BDT they had long held suspicions about the activity at the properties. 

The constant visitors and the installation of CCTV cameras were among the red flags. 

Residents with information that could help police can contact them on 8087 0299.

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