16 November 2020

Eleventh person arrested over Snowy Mountains drug ring

| Hannah Sparks
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In February, police began dismantling a group allegedly supplying drugs into the Snowy Mountains and Queanbeyan regions. Photo: File.

An eleventh person is facing court today over her alleged involvement with a drug ring in the Snowy Mountains.

The 29-year-old woman, who was wanted on outstanding warrants, was found in the backseat of a vehicle that had been stopped for a random breath test on Stornaway Road in Queanbeyan on the morning of 5 November.

She was arrested and taken to Queanbeyan Police Station where she was charged with the supply of a prohibited drug and participating in a criminal group.

The woman appeared in Queanbeyan Local Court on Friday, 6 November. She was refused bail to appear in the same court today (16 November).

READ MORE Police smash drug supply network in Snowy Mountains and Queanbeyan

The Southern Region Enforcement Squad established Strike Force Heeterra in February to investigate a group allegedly supplying ice and other prohibited drugs in the Snowy Mountains and Queanbeyan regions.

Following extensive investigations, six men and four other women were arrested in August.

They remain before the courts and investigations under Strike Force Heeterra are continuing.

A Queanbeyan woman being arrested

A Queanbeyan woman was one of 10 people arrested during raids on 27 August 2020. Photo: NSW Police.

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