Two held after $2m drug raids on 15 properties
TWO men arrested after police seized $2 million in cannabis, MDMA, cocaine, and a number of firearms appeared in a Tweed Heads court yesterday.
Police raided 15 properties in Northern NSW and the Gold Coast, including the Lone Wolves motorcycle gang's clubhouse.
Up to 150 police took part in Wednesday's raid which netted a stockpile of drugs thought to be headed for the Schoolies week at the Gold Coast and Byron Bay.
Yesterday Jordan Johnson Curry, 23, of Nandina Terrace, Banora Point, and Brodie Jee Singh, 28, also of Nandina Terrace, appeared in Tweed Court.
Curry, has been charged with one count of allegedly possessing a prohibited drug, three counts of supplying a commercial quantity of a prohibited drug, one count of supplying an indictable quantity of a prohibited drug other than cannabis, one count of being in possession of stolen goods, and one count of possession of steroids.
The court heard that on September 24 Curry allegedly supplied 319.8 grams, or 100 pills of MDMA (ecstasy) from a Banora Point residence.
Curry was also alleged to have supplied 205.4 grams of ecstasy from a Banora Point residence on October 4, and allegedly supplying 241.92 grams of MDMA on October 27.
Some time between 11.20am and 4pm during Wednesday's raids Curry was allegedly found with 13 grams, or 51 tablets, of ecstasy, and having $6110 in cash suspected to be the profit of drug dealing, the court heard.
Curry has also been charged following the raids with allegedly possessing a proscribed or restricted substance ? steroids.
Singh has been charged with one count of allegedly supplying an indictable quantity of ecstasy, three counts of supplying a commercial quantity of a prohibited drug, one count of supplying prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis, and one count of supplying an indictable and commercial quantity of cannabis.
Under sections of the NSW Criminal Code associated with the supply of commercial quantities of illicit drugs, there is a "presumption against bail", the registrar hearing the matter, Matthew Nutall, said.
Solicitor for Curry and Singh, Michael McMillan, argued against the men being remanded before their next appearance date, saying the potency of the drugs seized was only a quarter of full strength, and therefore should not been seen as a commercial quantity.
Curry and Singh were refused bail and will appear in Lismore Local Court on Monday.