Police have charged three men, including an alleged senior outlaw motorcycle gangmember, following investigations into drug supply offences.
Strike Force Coomalie – comprising detectives from Oxley Local Area Command – was established to investigate drug supply offences within the Tamworth area.
Police said the men, aged 23, 24 and 25, travelled from Tamworth to Cessnock to meet another man to buy prohibited drugs.
With the help of Maitland and Wyong police, the four men were arrested in the car park of a fast food restaurant in Cessnock and taken to Cessnock police station.
Police allege the 24-year-old was found in possession of an amount of methylamphetamine and cash.
A search was conducted at his home in Daruka, near Tamworth, where police allegedly found a stash of methylamphetamines and a shortened rifle.
Investigators also conducted a search at the home of a 46-year-old Gorokan man, who police alleged was a senior member of the Commancheros OMCG.
An amount of methylamphetamines and cash was found at the premises.
The 23, 24 and 46-year-old men were charged with a range of offences including supplying prohibited drug, dealing in the proceeds of crime and firearms offences.
They were refused bail to appear in Maitland Local Court on Saturday.
The 25-year-old man was released without charge pending further investigations.