Four charged over NSW ice lab

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Four men have been charged with manufacturing drugs as NSW police continue to dismantle a large clandestine drug laboratory on the state's Central Coast.

NSW police last year began investigating the activities of an alleged criminal syndicate involved in the manufacture and supply of prohibited drugs.

On Sunday night they searched an Eastlakes property in Sydney's south where they seized 338 grams of methylamphetamine, $2750 in cash, prohibited glassware, clothing and electronic devices.

A 37-year-old man was arrested at the property and taken to Mascot Police Station where he was charged with manufacturing a large commercial quantity of a prohibited drug and exposing a child to that production process, possessing drug manufacturing apparatus and supplying the drug.

He was refused bail to appear at Central Local Court on Monday.

Later on Sunday night police searched two properties on the Central Coast.

At a Blue Bay property they found a clandestine drug laboratory and two men, aged 43 and 48, who attempted to leave when officers arrived.

More than $100,000 cash and approximately 1kg of methylamphetamine was located inside their car.

The 43-year-old was charged with 15 offences including manufacturing a large commercial quantity of a prohibited drug and exposing a child to that, supplying prohibited drugs and dealing with more than $100,000 of property proceeds of crime.

The 48-year-old was charged with taking part in the manufacture of prohibited drugs and participating in a criminal group.

Police then arrested a fourth man, a 37-year-old, at a Long Jetty property.

He was charged with eight counts of possessing drug manufacturing apparatus to make prohibited drugs, taking part in the manufacture of prohibited drugs and participating in a criminal group.

The three men were refused bail and will appear at Wyong Local Court on Monday.

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