SENIOR police hope a raid, which seized more than $50,000 in drugs and an amount of cash, could put a dent in the Tamworth drug supply.
Late on Thursday, officers charged three people with drug offences after they stopped a car on Goonoo Goonoo Rd, just after 5:30pm.
Police searched the silver Mercedes Benz, where they allegedly found 10.5 grams of methylamphetamine, which they allege has an estimated street value of $10,500.
The 24-year-old driver of the car was arrested and taken to Tamworth Police Station.
Investigators have told The Leader, further inquiries led them to execute a search warrant on a home at Colwell Road, Kingswood, where they subsequently arrested a 40-year-old man and 30-year-old woman.
During the raid on the Kingswood home, police allegedly uncovered 43.5 grams of methylamphetamine with an estimated street value of $43,500.
A sum of cash and a silencer was also seized by detectives. The man and woman were also taken to Tamworth Police Station.
As a result of the raid the 24-year-old man and 30-year-old women were charged with the supply and possession of prohibited drugs.
The 40-year-old man was charged with supply and possession of prohibited drugs and possessing a prohibited weapon.
All three were refused bail by Oxley police, but the trio was granted conditional bail at an appearance in Tamworth Bail Court on Friday morning.
All three matters will return to Tamworth Local Court on Monday, January 16.
The region’s crime manager Chief Inspector Phil O’Reilly on Friday said police officers uncovered a “significant” amount of drugs.
He said while firearms were found at the home, one of the residents was a licensed owner. However, the firearms had been seized and their license was suspended.
Chief Inspector O’Reilly would not be drawn on the circumstances surrounding the operation, with the matter before the courts.
“It is a significant arrest, because of the quantity of drugs that were seized,” he said. “Due to this, the potential for that to be distributed in the community is significant. We hope that it will affect the availability of prohibited drugs in the community.”