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Methylamphetamine 'ice' crystals. Photo NSW Police
Methylamphetamine ‘ice’ crystals. Photo NSW Police

Richmond LAC Detectives attached to Strike Force Mitla charged a Queensland woman on Tuesday with 44 offences relating to the supply of prohibited drugs in the Lismore and Casino areas.

APN media have named the woman as 35-year-old Vanessa Ross.

Police allege she supplied 592 grams of methylamphetamine (ice) and two litres of ephedrine as well as being involved in the illegal supply of seven firearms.

Last month police charged six people with multiple offences including Supplying a Commercial Quantity of Prohibited Drug, Illegal Sale of Firearms and Participating in a Criminal Organisation. Police have executed 10 search warrants, including eight in one day in the Casino and Lismore areas.

Police will allege Ross charged was a major supplier of  ‘ice’, to a local syndicate in the Casino and Lismore areas.

She appeared in Tweed Heads Local Court on Tuesday afternoon and was remanded to appear again next month

Strike Force MITLA was formed by Richmond LAC Detectives in September, 2014 to investigate the supply of methylamphetamine and the illegal sale of firearms in the area.

 


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