People are being caught breaching Public Health Orders while out trying to buy and sell drugs.
Speaking on Wednesday, Assistant Commissioner Geoff McKechnie of NSW Police was asked if there were any commonalities with the people being issued PINS in Western NSW.
"There's no significant trend in it. People offer all sorts of reasons and none of them good enough to satisfy the current health order," he said.
"One problem we are identifying is certainly people looking for other elicit substances in terms of prohibited drugs in particular. We are picking up a number of people moving around involved in the drug supply type activities and drug possession.
"They aren't huge numbers, but still numbers. Visiting family, visiting friends and just that stuff that can be totally avoided.
The western region is seeing more than 100 fines issued daily to people for disobeying stay-at-home orders.
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