Regional drug offences
POLICE investigating the importation and supply of illegal drugs on the state’s south coast have arrested and charged a woman at Batemans Bay.
Officers from Far South Coast Local Area Command launched Operation Whisker in May this year to probe the activities of a local drug supply syndicate.
As a result of exhaustive inquiries, the alleged ringleader, a 34-year-old woman, was arrested at a Batemans Bay motel last Wednesday.
She was taken to Batemans Bay Police Station and charged with nine offences – including supply prohibited drug on an ongoing basis, import controlled substance and import border controlled drugs.
The Merimbula woman was refused bail to appear in Batemans Bay Local Court on Thursday.
During the course of their investigation, police allegedly seized quantities of cannabis, liquid MDMA (ecstasy) and crystal methyl amphetamine (ice) – some of the drugs imported through the post from Canada.
Meanwhile, a 21-year-old Merimbula man was arrested by investigators last Tuesday.
The man was charged with similar offences and appeared in court.
He was remanded in custody to reappear in Bega Local Court on November 12.
Second man charged in Tuross shooting
POLICE investigating an alleged shooting incident on the state’s South Coast earlier this year have arrested and charged a second man.
Shortly before 11pm on Sunday, March 25, a shot was fired into a home on Grenville Avenue at Tuross Head.
Two women were inside the home at the time but were not injured.
Police were alerted and officers attached to Far South Coast Local Area Command attended the home and commenced inquiries into the incident.
Following inquiries, and the execution of a search warrant on a Tuross Head home, Batemans Bay detectives arrested a 46-year-old man in Moruya on Thursday, June 28.
The man was later charged over the incident and remains before the courts.
After further exhaustive investigations, a 32-year-old man was arrested in Batemans Bay about 3.45pm on Thursday.
He was taken to Batemans Bay Police Station where he was subsequently charged with the following offences:
• Discharge firearm at a dwelling house with reckless regard for safety;
• Fire firearm in manner likely to injure;
• Possess unregistered firearm;
• Possess unauthorised firearm; and
• 11 counts of supply prohibited drug.
He was bail refused to appear at Batemans Bay Local Court on Friday.
THE lattice work surrounding the war memorial on the Princes Highway, Cobargo was damaged between 9am last Monday and 3pm Wednesday.
Meanwhile, someone kicked a hole in the wall of a unit on McMillan Road, Narooma between last Monday and Thursday.
And unknown persons smashed the window of the noodle shop in Midtown Narooma overnight last Tuesday.
THE 36-year-old local woman driving a car stopped on the Princes Highway, Tilba Tilba at 10am on Thursday was fined for driving unlicensed and unregistered, as well as driving without a seatbelt.
The vehicle and a male passenger were searched, a knife was found but was deemed to be for legitimate farming reasons.
POLICE at 9.30pm last Tuesday stopped a 38-year-old man from the Eden area heading south on the Princes Highway at McMillan Road, Narooma for a random breath test.
He failed, later recording a reading of 0.07 and was charged with low-range drink driving.
Police patrolling Fisherman’s Crescent, North Narooma stopped a car at 3am on Monday, breath testing the 21-year-old local male driver who failed and was later charged with mid-range drink driving.
A 16-year-old local male was located riding his trail bike on the Mt Dromedary track at Tilba Tilba last Sunday.
The bike was unregistered and he had no licence. Police later visited his parents, issuing a caution.
TWO mobile phones together worth $530 were stolen from a unit on McMillan Road, Narooma overnight on Friday after a gathering of people at the residence. Anyone attending who took the phones is asked to return them.
Anyone with any information on these matters should contact Narooma police at 4476 2044 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.