Ulladulla drug busts: Two accused face court

A 17-year-old juvenile, who despite facing serious drug supply charges, including a kilogram of cocaine and more than a kilo of methylamphetmines, has been granted bail.

He was one of three men arrested on Thursday, August 9 in an ongoing police investigation into the supply of illicit drugs on the South Coast.

Strike Force Dashi was established in February 2018 by South Coast Police District to investigate the supply of illicit drugs in the Ulladulla area.

Detectives, with assistance from Wollongong and Lake Illawarra Police Districts, the Dog Unit, and PolAir, executed search warrants at five homes in Ulladulla and allegedly recovered 454g of methylamphetamine, more than $50,000 cash, a number of cannabis plants, almost 7kg of cannabis, mobile phones, and ammunition.

The teenager and 31-year-old Daniel Cassidy, who also appeared in Nowra Local Court on Friday, were arrested at a home on Ocean Street, Mollymook.

The 17-year-old faced Nowra Children’s Court, charged with two counts of supplying a large commercial quantity of a prohibited drug and two counts of supplying an indictable quantity of a prohibited drug.

Court papers said the teenager agreed to supply one kilogram of cocaine between June 25 and August 9 this year and knowingly took part in the supply of 1.384kg of methylamphetamine or ice between April 17 and August 9.

He was also charged with supplying a quantity of cocaine and ecstasy.

Magistrate Fleming granted him bail and he will reappear in Nowra Children's Court on August 23.

Cassidy, of Mollymook, faced 12 charges, including two counts of supplying a large commercial quantity of a  prohibited drug, three counts of supplying a commercial quantity of a prohibited drug, three counts of supplying an indictable quantity of a prohibited drug, two counts of supplying a small quantity of a prohibited drug and two counts of supplying a  prohibited drug.

Court papers said he provided a variety of drugs including methylamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis between April and August this year.

It allegedly includes supplying more than a kilogram of cocaine between June 25 and August 9, and separate quantities of methymlamphetamines, weighing 454g, 449.54g and 449.6g.

Cassidy did not apply for bail, which was formally refused by Magistrate Fleming. He will reappear on August 23.

A third man, a 43-year-old from Ulladulla, was arrested at a home on Golden Wattle Drive during the raids and was charged with two counts of supplying an indictable quantity of cannabis and cultivating a prohibited plant.

He was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Milton Local Court on Thursday, September 13.

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