A man has been charged with drug supply and dealing in the proceeds of crime following a police investigation in the Illawarra.
Lake Illawarra police searched a silver Audi sedan after stopping it at Warrawong last week, and allegedly located a tin containing five bags of methylamphetamine underneath the driver's seat, cash and scales.
The driver of the vehicle was released at the time pending further investigation.
Following extensive inquiries, police attended a shopping centre in Shellharbour and spoke to a 48-year-old man, Ljupco Ilioski on Wednesday.
Police allege the man had goods suspected to be stolen located in his vehicle, including two designer handbags.
The man was arrested and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station, where he was charged with supply prohibited drug, goods in custody and deal with proceeds of crime.
About 2.10pm, police searched the man's Blackbutt home and seized drug paraphernalia, a homemade weapon and drugs.
The man appeared at Wollongong Local Court on Thursday where he did not apply for bail and it was formally refused.
The case was adjourned until December 11.