Man arrested for allegedly dealing drugs from retirement home

Man arrested for allegedly dealing drugs from retirement home

A man has been arrested after allegedly dealing drugs from his unit at a retirement village in Sydney’s north-west.

62-year-old Gary Halford has allegedly been selling ice, cannabis, and LSD from his home at Mountainview Retreat in Dural.

Detectives had been monitoring the facility for several months in the lead-up to the man’s arrest, after neighbours reported people coming and going without masks to Crime Stoppers.

“It’s dreadful … and we’ve been advocating for quite a while for something to be done,” resident Elaine said.

Mr Halford was arrested last week in Baulkham Hills, about 10 kilometres from his home, with police allegedly finding ice and cannabis inside his Ford Falcon.

“In a subsequent search of the Ford Falcon, investigators seized cannabis, methylamphetamine (ice) and a mobile phone,” NSW Police said.

Police then searched the Dural unit, where they seized 12 grams of cannabis, six LSD tabs, a baton, and electronic devices.

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Mr Halford now faces six charges of possessing prohibited drugs, supply, and possessing a prohibited weapon.

He has been released on bail and is due to face court in September.

His passenger, 37-year-old Lyndall Cook, was charged with breaching COVID-19 rules and is due to face court at a later date.

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