A COUPLE is behind bars on more than 40 charges after police involved in a long-running strike force raided a home on Thursday.
Detectives allege they uncovered ice and steroids as well as other goods when they searched a Long Street home in Warialda with the dog squad.
Strike Force Midwest was launched by Inverell detectives to home in on drug supply across the Inverell and Warialda areas and unfolded with the raid and two arrests in Warialda on Thursday morning.
A 32-year-old man is accused of 36 offences including supplying drugs; dealing with the proceeds of crime; goods in custody; participating in a criminal group; and supplying on an ongoing basis - a charge that carries a maximum penalty of 20 years' imprisonment, if found guilty.
A 27-year-old woman is accused of five counts of supplying prohibited drugs as well as taking part in drug supply.
Both were questioned by police at Inverell police station on Thursday and have been refused bail to front court on Friday.
"During the search warrant, police seized an amount of prohibited drugs, cash, electronic devices, and suspected stolen property," New England Detective Acting Inspector Matt Crotty told the Leader.
"Investigations by Strike Force Midwest have been ongoing since the beginning of this year and police expect to make several arrests."
Investigations are continuing.