Four men and a teenager have been arrested by police targeting drug dealing in Casino.
Investigations by the Richmond Local Area Command drug unit resulted in raid on a in Barker Street house yesterday (January 15), during which police allegedly located methamphetamine and marijuana, as well as cash and drug paraphernalia.
Two men, aged 23 and 30, and a 17-year-old youth were arrested at the scene and taken to Casino Police Station.
The 23-year-old Casino man was charged with: supplying a prohibited drug (indictable quantity); two counts of possessing a prohibited drug; and possession of equipment for administering prohibited drugs.
The 30-year-old man, also from Casino, has been charged with drug supply and possession.
They were refused bail to appear in Lismore Local Court today.
Police say the teenager will be interviewed later this week.
Yesterday’s operation followed the arrest last week of two men during a raid on a house in Johnston Street, Casino, during which police seized methamphetamine and cocaine, as well as more than $1,550 cash.
During that raid 32-year-old Casino man and 36-year-old Kingswood man were arrested at the home and taken to Casino Police Station, where they were charged with supplying a prohibited drug and possessing a prohibited drug respectively.
They have been granted bail to appear in Casino Local Court on Wednesday 5 February 2014.
Investigations are continuing and police have indicated there may be further arrests.
Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www.police.nsw.gov.au/.