A Bomaderry man who pleaded guilty to importing more than 6000 prescription tablets from overseas has been placed on a two-year good behaviour bond.
Cameron Robert Johnson, 47, pleaded guilty to seven counts of importing prohibited imports.
Court papers said officers from the South Coast Police District, acting on information, arrested Johnson outside the Nowra Post Office in Junction Street, around 10.20am on July 4 last year after he picked up two packages containing the drugs.
Court papers said the packages contained 6000 diazepam (valium) and 300 clonazpam (rivotril).
A search warrant was also executed at a home in Bomaderry, where computers and documents were seized along with a number of tablets.
Magistrate Gabriel Fleming placed him on a two-year Commonwealth good behaviour bond, on the condition he pay $5000 if he breaches the bond.
At the time of Johnson's arrest police said it was one of the biggest prescription drug seizures in the Shoalhaven.
Officer in charge of Nowra Police Station, Inspector Ray Stynes said the arrest stemmed from information from the community in conjunction with information from Australia Post.
“That information led us to the post office. Without that sort of information officers would not have been able to undertake the task and arrest they have,” he said.
“It highlights the importance of information being provided to police by the community.
“It’s a community effort in relation of policing, we can’t do it on our own.
“We need the information from the community to point us in the right direction and we will act on that information,.
“This was a classic example of that.”
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