Six charged with alleged drug supply in large scale police operation
AS of yesterday, Richmond Police have arrested a number of people in relation to Strike Force Braunbeck, which was established to investigate the supply of methylamphetamine in the Ballina, Lismore and Goonellabah areas.
According to Richmond Police District Chief Inspector Nicole Bruce, officers have been conducting strike force Braunbeck for several months now and have arrested a total of six people between March and May 1. This includes a 21-year-old female, a 44-year-old male, 45-year-old male, a 30-year-old male, a 30-year-old female, and a 53-year-old male.
At about 9am yesterday (May 1), officers from the Richmond Police District executed a search warrant at a home on Ross Street in Lismore.
At the location, police arrested a 30-year-old woman and took her to Lismore Police Station. About an hour later, a 53-year-old man was arrested at another home in Lismore.
All six have been charged with allegedly supplying prohibited drugs.
Richmond Police District Crime Manager, Detective Chief Inspector Cameron Lindsay, said this is another fantastic result for the Northern Rivers community.
“This extensive investigation by Richmond detectives has dismantled another drug syndicate within our community.”
“Methylamphetamine is an insidious drug which can tear families apart.”
“We will continue to work day and night to target the supply and distribution of illicit drugs in our community.”
“Everyone can play their part in targeting these crooks – if you see or hear something suspicious in your neighbourhood, please report it to Crime Stoppers.”
All six have received conditional bail to appear before Lismore Local Court at a future date, due to the COVID-19 virus.