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Corowa woman charged with 27 drug supply offences

By Rhys Williams

A young Corowa woman could face up to 20 years in prison after being charged with 27 drug supply offences of methylamphetamine (‘ice’).

Police executed a search warrant at the residence of April Lea Leslie at about 11.30am on Tuesday last week, where they located and seized drugs, scales, mobile phones, resealable plastic bags and other items indicative of drug supply.

The 25-year-old mother was taken to Albury Police Station and charged with 27 offences relating to the supply of prohibited methylamphetamine drugs on an ongoing basis – a crime which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years if found guilty.

The raid comes after investigators of the Murray River Police District Drug Unit established Strike Force Winnall in June 2019, targeting the supply of prohibited drugs in Corowa and surrounding areas.

Leslie fronted Albury Local Court last Wednesday where she was refused bail.

The case was adjourned to October 15.