FIVE CHARGED OVER DRUG SUPPLY IN THE HUNTER

Police have charged five people following a three month investigation into the supply of methylamphetamine in the Hunter.

Four search warrants were executed yesterday at homes in Raymond Terrace, Mallabula, Anna Bay and Singleton.

During the raids, police seized drugs, weapons, mobile phones and an electronic stun device.

As a result three men – aged 24, 45 and 52 – and two women – aged 46 and 51 – were arrested.

The 45-year-old man was arrested at a home in Raymond Terrace.

He was charged with 16 offences including supplying a prohibited drug, supplying a prohibited drug on an ongoing basis and participating in a criminal group.

The 52-year-old man was arrested at an Anna Bay home. He was charged with seven offences including supplying a prohibited drug on an ongoing basis and participating in a criminal group.

They were both refused bail to appear at Raymond Terrace Local Court on October 12.

A 51-year-old woman was also arrested at a Raymond Terrace home. She was charged with four offences including supplying a prohibited drug and participating in criminal group.

A 24-year-old man was arrested at a home in Mallabula. He was charged with nine offences including supplying a prohibited drug and participating in a criminal group.

They were both granted conditional bail to appear at Raymond Terrace Local Court on August 31.

A 46-year-old woman was arrested at a home in Singleton. She was charged with possess unauthorised firearm and not keep firearm safely and was granted conditional bail to appear at Singleton Local Court on August 27.