Facing more than 50 charges as part of investigations into an alleged drug supply operation in the Goulburn area, two people appeared in Goulburn Local Court on Thursday.
Following extensive investigations, strike force officers arrested a man and a woman over their alleged involvement in the supply of 'ice' (methylamphetamine) throughout the region.
Police facts tendered in court said that on Wednesday November 13 about 7.10am, Tara Price, 27, of Goulburn, and Simon Foodey, 53, of Marulan, were arrested in a Goulburn car park.
Price was allegedly found with drugs in her possession.
Shortly after, strike force investigators executed a search warrant at two homes, in Goulburn and Marulan.
Officers located and seized drugs, fireworks, electronic surveillance equipment, cash and mobile phones.
Price has been charged with 44 counts of supply prohibited drugs, three counts of supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis, one count of supply commercial quantity of prohibited drugs and possess prohibited drug.
Foodey has been charged with five counts of supply prohibited drugs, possess prohibited drug and handle explosives (fireworks) without a permit.
In court, Price was sobbing throughout her appearance in the dock.
Her solicitor, Rod Boyd, said in open court that there was a possibility, when the police investigation was completed, that the alleged amount of about 380 grams of 'ice' might come down to about 35g.
But Magistrate David Williams said it was "not only the end quantity that matters".
"There are more than a dozen cases of alleged supply in the police facts and it is clear it is supply of an ongoing nature," he said.
"These charges can carry a custodial sentence of 20 years.
"There is no alternative to full-time custody if the charges are proven, in my view."
Price was refused bail and adjourned to re-appear by audio-visual link in Goulburn Local Court on January 15.
Foodey came up next. His solicitor, Rod Boyd, said his client was 53 years old and had no previous charges of drug supply.
"Full-time custody is not a foregone conclusion in his case," he said.
"He has appeared on other occasions, so there are no concerns about him not re-appearing in court."
Magistrate Williams said he would grant Foodey bail.
"The deemed supply relates to 28 grams of methylamphetamine found at his house," he said.
"If convicted, a custodial sentence is not a certainty for him."
He will re-appear in Goulburn Court on December 11.