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Three people charged with drug supply at Supremacy Dance Party - Homebush

Monday, 06 March 2017 08:02:01 AM

Three people will face court this month on drug supply charges after attending a music festival at Homebush.

The Supremacy Dance Party was which held at Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush commenced at 8.30pm on Saturday 4 March through until 6am on Sunday 5 March 2017.

Officers from South West Metropolitan Region with the assistance of the Dog Squad, conducted a high-visibility operation aimed at targeting the use and supply of prohibited drugs, alcohol-related crime, and anti-social behaviour within the festival.

During the operation, police searched 174 people which resulted in 24 detections for prohibited drugs including MDMA and cannabis.

Police spoke to a 20-year-old man at the festival and commenced a search, were it will be alleged more than 70 MDMA tablets were located.

He was arrested and taken to Flemington Police Station where he was charged with supply prohibited drug.

The man was refused bail and is due to appear Central Local Court on Tuesday 7 March 2017.

Police also searched an18-year-old woman and a 22-year-old woman. During the search, police will allege they were in possession of MDMA tablets. Both women were arrested.

The 18-year-old woman was taken to Auburn Police Station where she was charged with supply prohibited drug.

She was granted conditional bail and is due to appear at Burwood Local Court on Thursday 9 March 2017.

The 22-year-old woman was taken to Burwood Police station, where she was charged with supply prohibited drug.

She was granted conditional bail and is due to appear at Burwood Local Court on Monday 20 March 2017.

Detective Chief Inspector Gus Viera, Commander of the South West Region Enforcement Squad, said while the majority were well behaved, police are concerned by the behaviour of some attendees.

“The culture of preloading drugs and alcohol prior to attending these events is of great concern. If you are found to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol you can be refused entry to these venues.

“There is also an increase in females internally concealing drugs in an attempt to defeat the drug dog operation.

“These people need to understand that the drugs will still be detected and they will get charged accordingly,” Detective Chief Inspector Viera said.