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A police strike force investigating the distribution of illicit drugs in the Lismore area has charged another man with drug supply offences.

Strike Force Junor was established in September 2017 by police from Richmond police district to investigate the supply of ‘ice’ within the Lismore precinct.

During the past five months, police identified several people allegedly involved in the ongoing supply of drugs, with five people arrested and charged earlier this month. They remain before the court.

Earlyr yesterday (Wednesday, 21 February, 2018), officers arrested a 31-year-old man at Newcastle police station.

He was charged with supply prohibited drug on an ongoing basis, supplying an indictable quantity of a prohibited drug, participate in criminal group and four counts of supply prohibited drug.

The man was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court yesterday.

Investigations by Strike Force Junor are ongoing and further arrests are anticipated.

Meanwhile, police continue to urge any person with information about the supply of prohibited drugs to report it confidentially.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to drug supply to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.


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