Dramatic arrest at South Penrith hotel

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A man and a woman were arrested in South Penrith on Tuesday in relation to outstanding warrants and drug and firearm matters.

About 4pm yesterday, officers from the Proactive Crime Team Penrith attended a hotel on Smith Street, South Penrith, and arrested a 34-year-old man in relation to outstanding warrants.

Upon searching the man, police found a large sum of cash.

“While at the hotel, police also located a 36-year-old woman staying in one of the rooms and arrested her in relation to outstanding warrants,” a Police spokesperson said.

“In the hotel room, police located two plastic bags containing a substantial amount of a prohibited drug, believed to be methylamphetamine, on a bedside table.”

A crime scene was established, and a search warrant was applied for.

“Upon searching the hotel room, police seized 20 grams of a crystal substance, believed to be methylamphetamine and a small silver pistol style firearm,” the spokesperson said.

The 34-year-old man was charged with supply prohibited drug and deal with property proceeds of crime. He was also arrested for his outstanding warrants – fail to appear in accordance with bail acknowledgment and resist officer in execution of duty.

The woman was charged with supply prohibited drug and for her outstanding warrants – resist officer in execution of duty, not stop at stop line (intersection with no lights), not give particulars to injured person and drive motor vehicle during disqualification period.

The man and woman were both refused bail and will appear before Parramatta Local Court today.

Further inquiries will be conducted by the Nepean Proactive Crime Team.

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