Drugs charges after house search

IN an ongoing drugs investigation detectives from the Wellington Criminal Investigation Unit searched a house in Hampton Park on Wednesday.

There they discovered a hydroponic set up and a number of plants in one of the residence’s bedrooms.

A 52-year-old Hampton Park woman was arrested at the scene and charged with cultivating a drug of dependence.

Police said she will receive further charges for the trafficking of a drug of dependence.

Her arrest follows that of a 28-year-old Winnindoo man, a 59-year-old Winnindoo woman, a 24-year-old Heyfield woman and a 40-year-old Toongabbie man who will face Sale Magistrates Court in June next year on charges of trafficking of a large quantity of drugs.

The 28-year-old Winnindoo man has been remanded in custody until the trial.