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A joint investigation by Richmond Local Area Command and State Crime Command’s Gangs Squad has resulted in the arrests of two men for drug supply, and one man for drug possession.

In January 2013, Richmond Local Area Command’s Drug Unit commenced an investigation into the supply of methylamphetamine in the state’s north. Over the course of their inquiries, officers identified a local truck driver as a possible supplier of the drug.

Police will allege that on numerous occasions over the last three months, the man sold methylamphetamine to other drivers at various locations along the Pacific and New England highways.

Between 11am and midday yesterday (Wednesday 10 April 2013), Gangs Squad and Richmond detectives arrested three men, and seized more than 60 grams of methylamphetamine, at Roberts Road in the north-western Sydney suburb of Eastern Creek.

A 47-year-old man – a truck driver from Chilcotts Grass, near Lismore – was subsequently charged with two counts of supplying an indictable quantity of a prohibited drug. Officers also charged him for dealing with property suspected of being the proceeds of crime.

A 41-year-old man from Bligh Park in Sydney’s north-west was also charged with supplying an indictable quantity of a prohibited drug and possession of steroids, while a 49-year-old Bligh Park man was charged with drug possession.

The 47-year-old and 41-year-old were both refused bail to appear in Blacktown Local Court today (Thursday 11 April 2013).

The 49-year-old was granted bail and is scheduled to appear in Mount Druitt Local Court on Thursday 2 May 2013.

Police from Richmond Local Area Command also executed a search warrant at a property on Taylors Road, in Chilcotts Grass, yesterday afternoon, before arresting a 54-year-old woman who resides at the property. She was refused bail to appear in Lismore Local Court today.