Thursday, October 2, 2008
Mum takes son to drug deal, cops pounce
An unsuspecting mother drove her teenage son to an alleged drug deal rendezvous in Sydney on Thursday where police were waiting.
The 19-year-old man from Bondi was arrested in the Ramsgate Street car park at North Bondi about 10.30am (AEST) during an alleged deal for 1,000 ecstasy tablets, police said.
Three men sitting in a nearby car were questioned but later released without charge.
His mother is not believed to have known about the alleged deal and is not facing any charges.
Following the teenager's arrest, a 26-year-old man, alleged to be a source for the drugs, was taken into custody at a house in Westmoreland St at Glebe.
He will face Newtown Local Court later Thursday, charged with supplying a commercial quantity of a prohibited drug and supplying an indictable quantity of a prohibited drug.
The 19-year-old has been charged with large commercial supply of a prohibited drug, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years.
He is expected to face Waverley Local Court later Thursday.
Strike Force Dooley was established by the Surry Hills Region Enforcement Squad in May to investigate the supply of ecstasy in the eastern suburbs and distribution to inner-city club-goers.
During the operation, officers have seized ecstasy pills with an estimated street value of $110,000.
Surry Hills Region Enforcement Squad Commander Detective Inspector Gavin Wood said the investigation was continuing with further arrests likely.
"We are constantly targeting those people engaged in dealing illicit drugs and taking them off the streets," he said.
"Every drug arrest we make further disrupts the supply network and I can assure the community that we will only continue to step up our activities."
aap 2 Oct 2008
Why don't they also target the PRODUCERS of the drugs ?? !! ??
Hint: Well known areas like the Adelaide Hills and Griffith are primary producing areas of drugs.