Men face multiple charges after raids

A VINCENTIA man charged during a drug operation that netted 714 grams of crystal methamphetamine has been refused bail.

Graeme Anthony McGilvray, 26, of Waldergrave Crescent appeared before Nowra Local Court on Tuesday charged with seven counts of supply a prohibited drug of an indictable quantity (not cannabis), supply prohibited drug commercial quantity and with supply prohibited drug on an ongoing basis.

Magistrate Susan McGowan refused McGilvray’s application for bail and has been remanded in custody to appear in Wollongong Court on April 9.

In evidence before the court police allege McGilvray provided varying amounts of the drug crystal methamphetamine on a number of occasions between May 2013 and February this year, at a number of locations including Vincentia, Hungry Jack’s at Yallah, KFC South Nowra and at McDonald’s in Parramatta.

Court papers revealed the amounts of drugs supplied range from .5 of a gram up to 85 grams.

McGilvray was one of four men arrested by detectives from Strike Force Gruner that had been conducting an ongoing covert investigation into the supply of illicit drugs, mainly crystal methamphetamine, throughout the Shoalhaven Local Area Command.

Simultaneous raids at Sanctuary Point, Vincentia, Sussex Inlet, Port Kembla and Yallah on February 7, netted the drugs valued at between $140,000 and $150,000.

Three co-accused, Daniel Wayne Turner, 31, of Kirkham Way, Sanctuary Point, Mitchell Francesco Franco, 29, of Mountain Street, Sanctuary Point and Anthony Bojlevski, 35, of Condon Place, Yallah were also charged with a number of offences.

Turner faces 10 charges, including two counts of supply prohibited drug greater or equal to a commercial quantity, supply prohibited drug on an ongoing basis, five counts of supply a prohibited drug of an indictable quantity and two counts of supply a prohibited drug.

Franco and Bojlevski were both charged with supply a prohibited drug greater or equal to a commercial quantity.

Turner and Franco were refused bail when they appeared in Wollongong Court, while Bojlevski was granted bail.

All four will be back in Wollongong Court on April 9.

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