Police bust commercial-scale ice lab in Kentlyn granny flat

Organised Crime Squad detectives have charged two men and a woman after a sophisticated methylamphetamine lab was uncovered in a Kentlyn granny flat.

Detectives established Strike Force Kincraig in November last year to investigate the large-scale supply of prohibited drugs across Sydney.

Initial inquiries resulted in detectives expanding the investigation to include the manufacture of methylamphetamine.

A 31-year-old man was arrested at Dover Heights on Wednesday, May 6 2020.

He was charged with drug supply-related offences and is next due to appear at Central Local Court on Thursday, August 27.

Following further investigations strike force detectives, assisted by South West Metropolitan Region Operations Support Group, executed a search warrant at a home at Kentlyn at 9.20am yesterday (Thursday, August 13).

Police located a 54-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman inside a sophisticated clandestine laboratory upon entry to a granny flat at the rear of the property.

The man was allegedly in the process of manufacturing ice.

The pair were arrested, while another woman, aged 31, and an 11-month-old boy were escorted from the other side of the granny flat, which was separated by a gyprock wall.

A child at risk report has since been submitted.

A crime scene was established and the area was rendered safe by Fire and Rescue NSW before an examination commenced by the Drug and Firearms Squad's Chemical Operations Unit.

Meanwhile, the man and woman were taken to Campbelltown Police Station.

While the forensic examination and subsequent dismantling of the lab is expected to take a number of days, police have already seized a large commercial quantity of ice, a significant amount of liquids, powders and items related to the manufacture of prohibited drugs.

Detectives attended a home on Roberts Way, Claymore following further inquiries where they located a vehicle with significant damage including numerous bullet holes.

The vehicle was recovered and taken for forensic examination.

At 6.30pm, a 37-year-old man arrived at the Kentlyn property and following inquiries was subject to a search, where police seized $5000 cash and 100g of ephedrine.

He was arrested and taken to Campbelltown Police Station.

The 54-year-old Kentlyn man was charged with manufacturing a large commercial quantity of a prohibited drug while a child was present and supplying a large commercial quantity of a prohibited drug.

He was refused bail to appear at Campbelltown Local Court later today (Friday, August 14).

The 37-year-old Auburn man was charged with supply of a prohibited drug in indictable quantity, recklessly dealing with the proceeds of crime and driving with a suspended licence.

The 40-year-old Warwick Farm woman was charged with found on drug premises.

Both were granted conditional bail to appear at Campbelltown Local Court on Monday, September 4.

Investigations under Strike Force Kincraig are ongoing.

Anyone with information in relation to the manufacture or supply of prohibited drugs is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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