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alert-–-southwest-sydney:-three-women-and-seven-men-charged-after-police-bust-alleged-drug-ring-and-seize-cocaine,-steroids,-cannabis,-$38k-cash,-rifles-and-ammunitionAlert – Southwest Sydney: Three women and seven men charged after police bust alleged drug ring and seize cocaine, steroids, cannabis, $38k cash, rifles and ammunition

Three women and seven men have been charged after police raids across Sydney  busted an alleged drug ring and seized cocaine, steroids, cannabis, rifles, ammunition and $38,000 in cash.

Police struck on Thursday with simultaneous raids at five addresses all in the Macarthur region in southwestern Sydney and arrested two women aged 28, a 23-year-old woman and seven men aged between 25 and 32 years old.

One of the women, Elise Chalker, 28, and one of the men, Dean Grantham, 24, appear on social media to be a romantic couple.

The alleged offenders had been on the police radar since December when Strike Force Singer was established by Camden Police Area Command to investigate an alleged drug ring operating across the southwest. 

All 10 arrested were taken to Narellan Police Station after the raids. 

They appeared in Parramatta Local Court on Friday, along with six of their co-accused, Liam McKell and Dylan Johnson, both 25, Jayden Hodkinson, 26, Daniel Andison, 31, and Joshua Johnson and Christopher Armstrong, both 32. 

Police seized 500 grams of cocaine with an estimated street value of $150,000, as well as steroids, cannabis, $38,000 cash and weapons

Police seized 500 grams of cocaine with an estimated street value of $150,000, as well as steroids, cannabis, $38,000 cash and weapons

Two other women aged 23 and 28 were both charged with supplying a prohibited drug and participating in a criminal group, and faced Picton Local Court where they were granted conditional bail on Thursday.

In the raids at Tahmoor, Menangle, Oran Park, Spring Farm, and Harrington Park on Thursday, police allegedly located and seized 500 grams of cocaine with an estimated street value of $150,000, cash, rifles and other prohibited weapons and ammunition.

A hydraulic press, which can be used for compressing drugs like cocaine, was also allegedly uncovered.

Two men aged 24 and 25 were charged with knowingly directing the activities of a criminal group, which the others have been charged with participating in.

The 24-year-old was also charged alongside a 28-year-old woman with conducting a drug premises exposing a child.

Three other men aged 25, 26, and 31, as well as two 32-year-olds, were charged with drugs and proceeds of crime offences.

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