Man charged after drugs ('ice'), cash, and cars seized at Tuggerah

A man has been charged after police seized drugs, cash, cars, and other items following a vehicle stop in Tuggerah and subsequent search warrant at a home in Gledswood Hills yesterday.

About 12.30pm (Thursday 17 December 2015), officers from Brisbane Water Local Area Command spoke to the driver of a black Mercedes C200 sedan at a service centre on the M1 at Tuggerah.

 Officers searched the vehicle and allegedly located over 500 grams of drugs believed to be methylamphetamine (‘ice’), and nearly $10,000 cash. The drugs and car were seized and will undergo forensic examinations.

 The driver, a 30-year-old man, was arrested and taken to Gosford Police Station.

 Following his arrest, officers executed a search warrant at a home on Monash Avenue, Gledswood Hills, where two further cars, more drugs, and other items were seized.

 All seized items will undergo forensic analysis.

 The 30-year-old man was charged with supply greater than commercial quantity of drugs, possess prohibited drugs (x4), and knowingly deal in proceeds of crime.

 He was refused bail and will appear at Gosford Local Court today (Friday 18 December 2015).

 Superintendent Daniel Sullivan, Commander of Brisbane Water Local Area Command, said that the arrest is part of the ongoing efforts of the Command to disrupt the supply of drugs on the Central Coast.

 “Yesterday’s operation was a significant step in stemming the supply of ice on the Central Coast.

 “Our officers did a great job by taking a large quantity of potentially harmful drugs off the streets.

 “We are doing all we can to disrupt the supply of illegal drugs on the Central Coast but we can't do it alone. If you have any information on the manufacture or supply of illegal drugs, please contact us via Crime Stoppers,” Supt Sullivan said.

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