Duo charged with drug supply

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Two men will appear in court today over alleged drug supply offences in Penrith.

Strike Force Travi was established by officers from Nepean Police Area Command and Police Transport Command North West Sector in December of 2018 to investigate drug supply in the Penrith area.

Police will allege two men supplied drugs, believed to be MDMA, on two separate occasions in December 2018.

Following inquiries, yesterday (Wednesday, January 23), the pair attended Lord Sheffield Circuit, Penrith, with the alleged intention of supplying drugs.

The men – aged 23 and 25 – were arrested and taken to Penrith Police Station.

Police executed search warrants at homes on Jenkins Avenue, Penrith, and Stingray Street, Cranebrook, and at a Penrith storage unit.

During the search of the Penrith home, police seized a substance believed to be MDMA, and other drug-related items.

The older man was charged with ‘supply prohibited drug (small quantity) (x3)’, ‘supply prohibited drug (between indictable and commercial quantity)’, and ‘supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis’.

The younger man was charged with ‘supply prohibited drug (small quantity) (x3)’, ‘supply prohibited drug (between indictable and commercial quantity)’, ‘supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis’, and ‘recklessly deal with proceeds of crime’.

They were both refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today.

Detective Superintendent Brett McFadden, Commander, Nepean Police Area Command said the arrest and charging of these two men was timely for the upcoming music festivals this Australia Day long weekend.

“This operation is one of a number of strategies designed to disrupt the supply of prohibited drugs in the community,” said Det/Supt McFadden.

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