Drug lab busted in Castle Hill

A man will face court today after detectives allegedly located a clandestine drug laboratory at a townhouse in Castle Hill.

About 11.40am yesterday, Tuesday, October 2, officers attached Strike Force Polmont executed a crime scene warrant at the residence in Brisbane Road.

During a search of the property, police located a clandestine drug laboratory, including scientific glassware and chemicals, in the main bathroom. 

 They will allege this was being used to manufacture the drug “ice”.

Large quantities of solvents and other chemicals were located in other rooms of the dwelling.

A 62-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were arrested at the premises and taken to Castle Hill Police Station.

The man was charged with manufacture prohibited drug, indictable quantity (not cannabis). 

He was refused bail to appear in Parramatta Local Court today, Wednesday, October 3.

Police charged the woman with concealing serious indictable offence of another person. 

She was granted conditional bail to face Parramatta Local Court on October 24.

Strike Force Polmont, headed by the State Crime Command Drug Squad’s Chemical Operations Team, is an ongoing investigation into the manufacture of prohibited drugs.

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Polmont investigators should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/

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