Police have seized more than a kilogram of what’s believed to be synthetic drugs as well as drug paraphernalia from a Maitland business.
Officers from Central Hunter Local Area Command raided the High Street business at about 4.15pm on Thursday, as part of a joint operation with Newcastle Local Area Command, which took place last week.
During the search, police allegedly found 1.2kg of a substance believed to be synthetic cannabis as well as 10 pipes suspected to be used for taking ice and more than 200 water pipes.
The items will undergo forensic examination.
Meanwhile, Newcastle police attached to the Target Action Group raided a Mayfield business just before noon on Friday.
There, they seized 326 grams of a substance suspected to be synthetic cannabis.
Officers also seized an undisclosed amount of cash from the Hanbury Street business.
No charges have yet been laid in relation to the searches, but police said their inquiries are continuing.
Anyone with information related to the investigation can contact police anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.