Drugs, cash found and several arrested during South Coast raids

Three people are to face court following an ongoing investigation into illicit drug supply on the South Coast.

Strike Force Dashi detectives, with help from Wollongong and Lake Illawarra Police Districts, the Dog Unit, and PolAir, executed search warrants at five homes in Ulladulla on Thursday.

Police allege during the searches they found 454 grams of methylamphetamine, more than $50,000 cash, 18 cannabis plants, almost seven kilograms of cannabis, mobile phones and ammunition.

A 31-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were arrested at a home on Ocean Street, and a 43-year-old man was arrested at a home on Golden Wattle Drive.

The 31-year-old man was slapped with a string of charges including supply of a prohibited drug - large commercial quantity and commercial quantity.

He was refused bail to appear at Nowra Local Court t on Friday.

The 17-year-old boy was also charged with supply of a prohibited drug and was set to appear at a children’s court on Friday.

The 43-year-old man was charged with supply of cannabis and cultivate a prohibited plant, and will appear at Milton Local Court on Thursday September 13.

Strike Force Dashi was established in February 2018 to investigative the supply of illicit drugs in the Ulladulla area.

Investigations are continuing.