TWO Tamworth men and a suspected senior member of the Comancheros outlaw motorcycle gang could enter pleas to multiple drug charges as soon as next month.
The three men appeared in Tamworth Local Court this week, for mention, on strict conditional bail.
They were arrested in August after an investigation by Tamworth, Maitland and Wyong police into an alleged drug ring.
Local men Curtis Rhys Taylor, 24, and Norman Thomas Graham Bryan, 23, were arrested in the car park of a Cessnock fast food restaurant. Police allege they travelled there to buy drugs.
Taylor was allegedly in possession of drugs at the time of the arrest and a search of his Daruka home allegedly revealed more drugs and a shortened rifle. He was charged with four counts of supplying a prohibited drug – one on an ongoing basis – as well as taking part in the supply of a prohibited drug,
possessing an unregistered firearm and not keeping a firearm safely.
Bryan was charged with four drug supply offences.
Police had also searched the home of a 46-year-old Gorokan man, said to be a senior member of the Comancheros.
Jesse James was later arrested by police after they allegedly found cash and drugs at his house. He faces three drug supply charges and a charge of dealing with property suspected to be the proceeds of crime.
The men are listed to reappear in Tamworth Local Court on February 13.