Fitness fanatic Sarah Rutherford, who moved from her native UK to Australia has been accused of flooding Sydney with more than 300 grams of cocaine
A British transplant, fitness fanatic Sarah Rutherford allegedly ran a “dial-a-dealer” drugs ring to flood Sydney, with cocaine, authorities in Australia said.
Rutherford, 29, was reportedly arrested after police raided her home in Greenacre, New South Wales on Friday.
Officers allegedly seized cocaine, mobile phones, drug paraphernalia and documents including prescription scripts.
Police will allege Rutherford, originally from Bridgwater in Somerset, in the UK, led a drug delivery service across Sydney and supplied more than 300 grams of cocaine between September 2019 and February 2020.
Shamed society vixen Rutherford shields her face as she’s led to a police in handcuffs
The task force allegedly seized mobile phones, cocaine, drug paraphernalia and documents
Rutherford faces several drug-related charges including supplying prohibited drugs of a commercial quantity, as well as, knowingly and recklessly directing a criminal group assisting crime.
Video footage of her arrest shows Rutherford handcuffed and shielding her face as she’d bundled into a police van.
Making her first appearance in court at Bankstown Local Court Friday, she was refused bail as Magistrate Glenn Walsh noted that each of Rutherford’s six charges have substantial maximum jail terms, ranging from ten to 20 years, the report said.
Rutherford was arrested Friday morning at her home in home in Greenacre, New South Wales, Aus.
Officers from the Crime Command’s Drug and Firearms Squad’s strike force raided Rutherford’s home in Greenacre, New South Wales on Friday
The magistrate said at the hearing that: “There is an overwhelming Crown case.
“A submission is made that the phone is found on her on December 6. There’s electronic recording of intercepted calls and other evidence.
“When arrested, the phone was in her premises. This is not a case where there was one usage of a phone.
“It is like painting a picture … and she is a principal artist … organizing the delivery of cocaine throughout Sydney by way of drivers, meeting with drivers, giving drugs to the drivers for delivery and taking money.”
The arrest was part of Strike Force Delaven, which is part of the State Crime Command’s Drug and Firearms Squad.
She is due back in Bankstown Local Court on April 23.