A POLICE officer has been injured during the arrest of a man allegedly involved in a state-wide drug supply network operating in Wellington and across Sydney's south-west.
The man was one of three people arrested on Sunday in connection with the network, with a total of 38 people now charged by police.
A 39-year-old man was arrested after being chased on foot along Simpson Street in Wellington just before 5pm on Sunday.
Police used pepper spray during the arrest, and a constable suffered a hand injury.
After the arrest, police allegedly found $1600 cash and methylamphetamine, while a 25-year-old woman was also arrested for hindering police.
Following the arrests, investigators executed a search warrant at a home on Simpson Street about 8pm.
During the search, police found $3750 cash in a vehicle in the backyard.
MAP: The location of Simpson Street, Wellington
A 44-year-old man was arrested at the property after an air rifle was found inside a caravan.
They were all taken to Wellington Police Station.
The 39-year-old man was charged with supply prohibited drug (between indictable and commercial quantity), knowingly deal with proceeds of crime, assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm and resist officer in execution of duty.
The woman was charged with resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty.
They were both refused bail and will appear at Dubbo Local Court Monday.
The 44-year-old man was charged with possess unregistered firearm, not keep firearm safely, possess unauthorised firearm and possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority.
He was granted conditional bail to appear at Wellington Local Court on Tuesday.
A total of 38 people have now been charged as a result of investigations by Strike Force Pinnacle and Strike Force Laverick.
Investigations are continuing and further arrests are expected.
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