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.

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.

Source:  https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/6868351/ice-cannabis-and-snakes-found-in-west-wollongong-house-police/