• JON WOLFE

Two men face drug supply charges in Tamworth

In March 2020, officers attached to Western Region Enforcement Squad established Strike Force Pippen to investigate the supply of methylamphetamine across Tamworth, Brewarrina and surrounding communities.

On September 23 police stopped a vehicle returning to Tamworth from Sydney on the New England Highway at Timbumburi, 15km south of Tamworth and officers spoke with the driver, a 28-year-old Tamworth man, before conducting a search of the vehicle and the three occupants.

Police will allege two plastic bags containing methylamphetamine were located in the vehicle and following inquiries, arrested the 28-year-old man at a home on Cole Road, Tamworth, about 11.45am on October 13.

He was taken to Tamworth Police Station and charged with supply prohibited drug – less than commercial quantity (x2) and possess prohibited drug, granted conditional bail to appear before Tamworth Local Court on November 2.

Police also arrested a 33-year-old man at Tamworth Police Station yesterday and charged him with supply prohibited drug – less than commercial quantity (x3).

He was bail refused to appear before Tamworth Local Court today and inquiries are continuing.