An investigation into the Valentine's Day shooting of a man at Unanderra last year has allegedly uncovered a Lake Illawarra drug syndicate.
Barrack Heights man Steven James Woods will face Wollongong court on Tuesday accused of supplying more than four kilograms of methylamphetamine. He also faces gun and traffic offences.
Woods was arrested by Strike Force Gangele detectives who are investigating the circumstances around Nathan Costello's death.
Costello was fatally gunned down outside a home on Carr Parade in the early hours of February 14, 2018. Matthew Spinks has been charged with his murder.
During the course of the investigation, strike force investigators identified links to an alleged drug supply syndicate operating in the Lake Illawarra area.
As part of those inquiries, they searched two Barrack Heights homes on Bracken Way and Tamarind Place in April last year.
During the searches, police located more than 200 rounds of ammunition, a rifle scope, drug paraphernalia, and cash.
Police also seized a Mercedes C63 from a business at Fairy Meadow in September 2018 and an Audi A5 from a home at Koonawarra in June 2018, which they allege are proceeds of crime.
Following extensive inquiries, Woods, 27, was arrested at Silverwater jail on Monday.
He was charged with possess ammunition without holding licence, acquire ammunition subject to prohibition order, do act intending to pervert the course of justice (x2), supply prohibited drug (large commercial quantity), supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis, knowingly deal with proceeds of crime intent to conceal, knowingly direct activities of criminal group, and police pursuit - not stop - drive dangerously.
Police will allege in court that the man was involved in the supply of more than four kilograms of methylamphetamine between April 2018 and February 2019.
It will be further alleged that the man - who was a disqualified driver at the time - was involved in a police pursuit on Mount Ousley Road, Cataract, on September 26, 2018.
The Barrack Heights man was refused bail to appear via audio visual link at Wollongong court on Tuesday.
The murder trial is expected to be held in Wollongong early next year.