Police from the Port Stephens Local Area Command have arrested and charged a man with numerous offences following the discovery of a clandestine laboratory in Nelson Bay last week.
Last Friday (21 November 2014), police attended a property in Nelson Bay to investigate an alleged domestic assault.
– More than 25 grams of ‘Ice’;
– 900mls of an amber liquid, which will undergo testing to determine whether it is methylamphetamine oil;
– Pre-cursor chemicals, some of which were stored in feeding bottles for infants; and,
– Chemistry glassware.
Officers also seized a number of items associated with the Bandidos outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG), including clothing and patches.
After making a number of inquiries, detectives arrested a 23-year-old Nelson Bay man at Raymond Terrace Police Station yesterday (Tuesday 25 November 2014). He was charged with numerous offences relating to the possession of prohibited drugs, precursor chemicals and drug making apparatus, as well as exposing a child to drug manufacturing.
He was also charged with a number of offences relating to alleged incidents of domestic violence.
Refused bail, he appeared in Raymond Terrace Local Court, where he was again refused bail to next appear in Newcastle Local Court on 3 December 2014.