If you are a regular reader of CLR you’ll know that it isn’t an unusual event in an Australian drug bust to find some snakes too.
A raid on a West Wollongong home on Thursday allegedly uncovered meth, cannabis – and snakes. Reports the Illawarra Mercury
Wollongong Police District had set up Strike Force Cohen to investigate the supply of Gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) and methylamphetamine (also known as ‘ice’) in the Illawarra.
As a result of those investigations, detectives from the strike force raided a home in Rowland Ave, West Wollongong at 8am on Thursday.
Three men – aged 30, 37 and 55 – and a 44-year-old woman were arrested at the property while police carried out a search.
Police allegedly uncovered and seized amounts of ice and cannabis, as well as several prohibited snakes.
The 30-year-old man was charged with 13 counts of supplying a prohibited drug and supplying that drug on an ongoing basis.
The 37-year-old man was hit with 10 drug charges, including eight counts of supply, with the woman facing charges of supplying a commercial amount of a prohibited drug and other drug offences.
The trio were refused bail and are due to face Wollongong Local Court on Friday.
The 55-year-old man was also charged – he faces four counts of supply prohibited drug, supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis and involvement in a drug premises.
He appeared in Wollongong Local Court on Thursday, where he was granted conditional bail.