A WOMAN has become the 25th person charged as part of the Tamworth "ice castle" police operation.
The 34-year-old woman was arrested on the Central Coast on Wednesday afternoon by detectives who travelled from Tamworth.
Oxley investigators, backed by Gosford police, arrested the woman at a home in Peckham Close at Kincumber, about 1.15pm.
She was taken to Gosford police station and questioned by detectives and later charged with supplying an indictable quantity of drugs.
Police will allege she was supplying fentanyl - an opioid, prescription-only drug.
The woman was granted conditional bail to front Gosford Local Court later this month. Thursday 26 September 2019.
Last week, police confirmed three more people were charged as part of the investigation in Armidale, Manilla and Tamworth.
The Strike Force Radius operation unfolded with a serious of raids and arrests in Tamworth in May.
Twenty five people have now been charged in connection to the "ice castle" investigation, which was run by Strike Force Radius - an operation involving Oxley detectives and the Tamworth Target Action Group (TAG).
Stephen Ross Hanshaw is alleged to be one of the ringleaders in the "ice castle business" which was allegedly supplying drugs out of his Petra Avenue housing commission unit.
Simone Leah Hatch, Ethan Johnson, Andrew Thomas Woodbury and Simon Mitchell Cowan are on bail on drug supply charges. Peter Trompa and Neil Edward Cook were granted conditional release earlier this month.
All the other accused - including Stephen Hanshaw and his partner, Rebecca Hanshaw - remain behind bars.
Two men - Hayden Lansdown, 23, from Tamworth and Ashley Hoye, 31, from the Central Coast - are wanted in connection to the ice castle sting. They're facing drugs and firearms charges and are allegedly avoiding police.