A MAN believed to be linked to the outlaw Rebels Motorcycle Club bikie gang has been arrested and charged following the search of a vehicle in Wallabadah at the weekend.
About 5.20pm on Saturday, traffic and highway patrol officers stopped a vehicle on the New England Highway at Wallabadah to conduct a random breath test.
After speaking to the five men in the car, police performed a search of the vehicle and allegedly found 36 steroid tablets and 23 resealable bags, each of which contained a substance believed to be methylamphetamine.
A 21-year-old man from Warwick Farm in Sydney was subsequently arrested and charged with possessing steroids.
Further charges may be laid, depending on the results of tests on the substance found in the resealable bags.
The 21-year-old was granted bail to appear in court on Monday, October 15.
The charges came after a large number of Rebel bikies arrived in Tamworth on the weekend, allegedly for a member's birthday celebration.
Reports of up to 400 of the outlaw motorcycle gang wer
Hoteliers and licensed venue owners were encouraged to enforce early lockouts and refuse entry to people wearing "colours."
Oxley Local Area Command Inspector Jeff Budd said that police took a "proactive" approach to dealing with the gang members.