A fourth person has been arrested after police raids in Young and Grenfell on Wednesday allegedly unearthed a stolen port-a-loo, drugs and a range of other illicit paraphernalia.
Police charged two men and a woman following ongoing investigations into the alleged supply of illicit drugs in Grenfell and Young.
In February 2021, investigators attached to The Hume Police District established Strike Force Mariam to investigate the alleged distribution of methylamphetamine (ice) and cannabis in the Young and Grenfell areas.
Following extensive inquiries, Strike Force Detectives executed three search warrants on Wednesday, May 12 at two homes in Grenfell and Young, as well as a rural property in Grenfell.
Further inquiries led Strike Force Mariam to Cooyal Street in Cowra on Thursday, where police spoke to a 35-year-old woman who lives at the home.
She was allegedly found to have methylamphetamine and cannabis, and a subsequent search of the residence uncovered more methylamphetamine, police said.
The woman will appear before Orange Local Court on Friday, after being charged with 16 counts of supplying a prohibited drug, two more of possessing a prohibited drug and single charges of ongoing supply of a prohibited drug, dealing with proceeds of crime and participating in a criminal group.
During the searches in Young and Grenfell, investigators seized cannabis, drug paraphernalia, a pistol, a baton and an electronic stun device, along with cash, electronic devices and fireworks.
Officers also located a port-a-loo, allegedly stolen during a break and enter on the Barton Highway earlier this year in March.
Three people - two men and a woman - were arrested and taken to Young Police Station.
The 49-year-old Grenfell woman was charged with over 180 offences for supply prohibited drug, supply prohibited drug on an ongoing basis, deal with proceeds of crime, organise/conduct drug premises and participate in criminal group.
The 28-year-old man from Young was charged with 18 counts of supply prohibited drug, supply prohibited drug on an ongoing basis, participate in criminal group and deal with proceeds of crime.
They appeared at Cowra Local Court on Thursday.
The 25-year-old Grenfell man was charged with 31 offences including 27 counts of supply prohibited drug, two counts of deal in proceeds of crime, possess prohibited drug and possess prohibited weapon.
He has been granted conditional bail to appear at Young Local Court on Wednesday 16 June 2021.
Investigations are continuing, and further arrests are expected.
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