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Charged over drug supply, replica gun

A MAN has been charged after police raided a home in Merrylands during an investigation into alleged large scale drug supply and manufacturing.

Police alleged the 49-year-old was involved in drug manufacturing and supply on behalf of an organised criminal network.
Task Force Magnus was established in July 2023 as a policing strategy to target and disrupt gun-related and violent crime, and to investigate links between organised criminal activity in Sydney.
Police raided the home last Thursday and allegedly found items consistent with drug manufacture, as well as large quantities of prohibited drugs, including 1.6kg of methylamphetamine, 125g of cannabis, a taser, two replica firearms, electronics and other items believed stolen.
The man was charged with 11 offences including possess unauthorised pistol, deal with proceeds of crime, possess identity info to commit indictable offence, organises/conducts/assists drug premises and drug supply.

Disqualified driver failed test for drug
AUBURN Highway Patrol charged a driver who was already disqualified until 2046 with multiple offences after the car he was allegedly driving, stopped on Park Road in Auburn.
About 1pm on Tuesday, October 24, officers alleged a vehicle abruptly stopped in front of them and the driver to jumped into the passenger seat of the vehicle, while the passenger got into the driver’s seat.
When officers approached the passenger side and spoke with the alleged original driver, he denied driving the vehicle.
The 40-year-old man from Georges Hall, failed a roadside drug test and a check of this driver’s licence found that it had been disqualified from November 2005 until November 2046.
A search of the driver’s vehicle, allegedly located a large quantity of cash, blank cheques in another person’s name, a small quantity of white powder believed to be cocaine or heroin and a number of prescribed restricted substances.
The man was charged with driving while disqualified subsequent offence, possess prohibited drug, possess prescribed restricted substance and goods in personal custody suspected of being stolen.