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Snowy Mountains Local News from the Capital Radio Newsroom

Cocaine, MDMA and ice disovered in Jindabyne drug bust

Police have stopped the drug ice from hitting the Snowy Mountains after arresting two men in relation to the supply of the drug.

Two men were arrested in Bullocks Flat yesterday charged with supplying a commercial quantity of MDMA, cocaine and even ice.

Monaro Local Command and Federal Police worked together to arrest the men and raid their apartment finding more drugs at their property.

Both men are now at Cooma police station where they are assisting with inquiries. 

Superintendent and Commander of Monaro Local Command Rob Smith says the arrests come after investigations beginning in June allegedly discovered the man dealing drugs.

No dogs put down this year in Cooma

Cooma's RSPCA are celebrating today as no dogs or cats have been put down this year for the first time in the towns history.

Recently released council figures shows a dramatic decline in the number of dogs put down in last couple of decades, with the 1992/3 seeing more than half the dogs who were impounded were killed.

The news is being put down to the fact more people are micro chipping their dogs and the huge work the RSPCA has done in re housing dogs.

Cooma RSCPA is welcoming the news considering in many other NSW shires dogs are still being put down.

Rocky Plains man charged with assault

A Rocky Plains man has been charged with assault, after slapping a staff member at a Cooma hotel.

The 37 year old was asked to leave the hotel on Saturday night after being refused service for being heavily intoxicated.

The man was escorted out of hotel by a 21 year old male staff member who he then slapped in the face, knocking his glasses of his face.

The man has since been charged with common assault and failing to leave a venue.

He will be facing court at future date.

Rising river alert issued

A rising river alert has been issued for the Jindabyne and Dalgety area with the second planned high flow environmental release occurring next Monday.

The second release is part of five strategically placed releases from August till November, with next weeks release being the highest flow rate.

On the day nearly 2,000 megalitres of water will be released-, with Landholders downstream of the Jindabyne Dam being advised to take all necessary precautions with stock, fencing and property.

Environmental manager at the Department of Primary Industries Water Simon Williams says the releases will keep the snowy river water ways healthy.

Cooma police save man from burning house

A house fire in Cooma yesterday afternoon is alleged to be an arson attack with police having to break down the door to save the man who is believed to have started the fire.

At around 5.30pm police had to break down the door and enter the Crisp Street burning building to save the 52 year old man.

The man was taken to Cooma hospital where he is now in a stable condition.

The man has been detained believed to have set the community house on fire himself.

Cooma Fire and Rescue extinguished the fire, that left smoke and fire damage to the building.

Police are being commended for their bravery of running into the flames to save the man.

NSW police want to extradite an ACT man over drug supply in the Monaro

An ACT man may be extradited over charges relating to alleged commercial quantity of drug supply in the Monaro.

NSW police are applying for the extradition of the 19 year old today for an alleged cross-border supply of methylamphetamine (“ice”) and “MDMA".

The man will be facing three counts of supplying methylamphetamine and commercial supplying of MDMA due to the large amount found. 

The man has been taken to the ACT Watch House pending a court appearance today to extradite him to NSW where he will face several alleged drug supply charges.

Investigations into the matter are continuing.

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