POLICE | Guns, ammunition and drugs seized at Wetherill Park

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A woman was due in Fairfield court last Friday charged with drug and firearm offences as part of an investigation by the WetherillPark Region Enforcement Squad.

In July 2019, investigators from Wetherill Park RES began an investigation into the supply of prohibited drugs across the South-West.

As part of the investigation, Wetherill Park RES searched five homes and seized two semi-automatic pistols, ammunition, a rifle scope, three electronic control devices, pseudoephedrine and other drug precursors.

Investigators previously charged four people who remain before the courts.

Following further investigations, Wetherill Park RES, helped by BassHill RES, searched a home at SouthWentworthville, about 1pm last Thursday.

Investigators seized methylamphetamine (or ice), cannabis and various tablets which will undergo further analysis and a small safe which contained a homemade .22 calibre firearm, $6000 cash, more than 150g of ice and 60g of a cutting agent for illicit drugs.

Bass Hill RES officers later found the female resident, 38, at a home on Friend Street at Merrylands. She was arrested after she allegedly tried to jump the back fence.

Police allege that before she was arrested, she gave a backpack to a boy, 12, that contained $7000 cash, which is suspected to be proceeds of crime, and two phones connected to drug-supply activity.

She was taken to Granville police station and charged with a range of offences including having an unauthorised pistol, having an unregistered and prohibited firearm, having and supplying a prohibited drug, dealing with property which was the proceeds of crime and exposing a child to drugs.

She was refused bail to be in court later that day.