Drug bust after driver pulled over for using mobile phone

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Police from St Marys Local Area Command have charged a man after he was allegedly found in possession of a commercial quantity of prohibited drugs in St Marys yesterday.

Police pulled over a silver Ford sedan on Mamre Road due to the driver allegedly using his mobile phone.

As officers spoke to the driver his behaviour became nervous and agitated.

Officers conducted a search of his car which allegedly located nearly 40kg of MDMA, 3kg of cannabis, and an amount of heroin.

The man was arrested and taken to Penrith Police Station where a full investigation was commenced with officers from St Marys, together with detectives from the State Crime Command’s Drug Squad.

A search warrant was conducted at a premises on Kurrajong Road, North St Marys, where investigators seized a 2kg bucket containing a brown liquid that is yet to be examined.

Officers then attended the man’s residential premises on Muscatel Way, Orchard Hills where they seized 3x 1kg silver bullions, and several drivers’ licences that are believed to be stolen.

The 32-year-old man was charged with supply prohibited drug greater than than commercial quantity, supply cannabis greater than commercial quantity and supply prohibited drug greater than than indictable quantity (not Cannabis).

He was refused bail and will appear in Penrith Local Court today.

The investigation is continuing with all seized exhibits to be examined with the likelihood of further charges being laid.

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