Drugs arrests in Northland

Three men have been charged with multiple counts of supplying methamphetamine and other drugs following the execution of search warrants at four addresses outside Kaitaia.

A co-accused with name suppression faces 37 charges of supplying methamphetamine and LSD, and selling cannabis, 31-year-old Richard Frazer Davies (Kaingaroa) 17 of supplying methamphetamine, and 26-year-old Ahipara man Timothy William Brasell 11 of supplying methamphetamine and selling cannabis.

All three were remanded in custody when they appeared before the Kaitaia District Court on Tuesday.

Davies and the man with name suppression were to appear before Judge Greg Davis yesterday to apply for bail, while Brasell was to make his application today.

Further charges are pending against Davies in relation to what police described as a methamphetamine laboratory found in the boot of his car, which was being processed by members of the Auckland Clan Lab Team.

Search warrants were executed in the early hours of Tuesday morning, two at Kaingaroa and one apiece at Awanui and Ahipara.

Detective Sergeant Mark Robertson (Kaitaia) said the three men had no links with the arrests made at Whangape and elsewhere earlier this month on methamphetamine and manufacturing, money laundering and other charges.

- The Northland Age

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