NSW Police have made multiple arrests over an alleged drug supply network on the Far South Coast.
A 38-year-old man faced Batemans Bay Court on Thursday, July 11, over his alleged involvement in the supply of methylamphetamine, commonly known as "ice", throughout the Bega Valley.
He was arrested while driving outside Bega on Wednesday, July 10, taken to Bega Police Station and charged with supplying a prohibited drug on an ongoing basis, and two counts of supplying prohibited drugs.
He was refused bail and will face Moruya Local Court on Friday, July 12.
South Coast Police District Commander Superintendent Stephen Hegarty said on Thursday the four arrests were linked to Strike Force Sharwen, set up by South Coast Police District detectives in April to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs in the Bega Valley.
"The investigation has uncovered a network that we will allege is responsible for the supply of both cannabis and amphetamines in the area," he said.
"Acting on information supplied by members of the community, local police from the Bega Valley have combined with the proactive deployment unit, general duties police, detectives and [the] dog squad.
"We've executed a search warrant which has been very fruitful.
"Four people have been arrested so far, all for drug related matters."
Superintendent Hegerty said a man and a woman had been arrested for allegedly supplying methylamphetamine and cannabis.
"All offenders will be appearing at Bega Local Court, where those charges will be mentioned," he said.
"It's a good time to remind people that police will show a zero-tolerance towards the supply and manufacture of prohibited drugs.
"Supply offences do carry a penalty of 12 years maximum jail sentence."
He urged anyone with further information to contact police.
Police also arrested two men aged 20 and 27, who will face Eden Local Court on August 7 over their alleged involvement in the supply of prohibited drugs and dealing with the proceeds of crime.
Strike force detectives executed a search warrant at a rural property between Bega and Eden on Tuesday, July 2, seizing several items and a quantity of prohibited drugs including methylamphetamine and cannabis.
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