23-year-old man charged for commercial drug supply after Aberdare, Abermain raids

A 23-year-old Hunter man has been charged for allegedly supplying thousands of ecstasy pills over a three month period.

The man was arrested in Abermain on July 5, while police simultaneously executed search warrants on three homes in Aberdare and Abermain.

At the time of his arrest, police claim the man was in possession of $9000 cash and 150 grams of MDMA powder, otherwise known as ecstacy.

A raid at Greta Street, Aberdare allegedly uncovered 63 ecstasy tablets, 60 LSD tabs as well as prescription drugs, steroids, methamphetamine and a set of knuckledusters.

Police also conducted searches at Queen Street and Armidale Street, Abermain where they allegedly seized cannabis, methamphetamine, ecstasy and steroids.

A vehicle, computers and phones were also confiscated from Armidale Street.

A fourth search took place at Verdelho Avenue on July 6. Police allegedly found two firearms, ammunition and a small amount of tablets believed to be prohibited drugs.

The 23-year-old was charged with supplying a prohibited drug, ongoing supply of a prohibited drug and supplying a large commercial quantity of a prohibited drug.

He was refused bail in Maitland Local Court on July 6.

The man was investigated as part of Strike Force Mongon, which was set up by the Central Hunter drug squad to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs, namely ecstasy.

Police expect to charge a 19-year-old in relation to the Verdelho Avenue raid as well as others involved in the alleged drug network.