Grandfather would have been caught selling drugs from his retirement home

Grandfather allegedly caught selling drugs from his retirement home – while police find LSD and a baton among his belongings

  • Grandfather would sell drugs from his retirement home in Sydney
  • 62-year-old arrested Thursday after police found drugs in his possession
  • Faces several charges, including counts of possession of a banned drug
  • He will appear in Parramatta’s local court later this week on September 8.


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A grandfather has been charged after allegedly selling drugs from his retired village unit.

The ex-bus driver, Gary Halford, 62, was arrested Thursday after allegedly selling illegal drugs from his Mountainview Retreat village home in Dural in Sydney’s northwest.

Police launched an investigation into Halford’s actions in June after CrimeStoppers reportedly received multiple tips from residents in the home.

Gary Halford (pictured) reportedly sold drugs from his retirement home in Dural

Gary Halford (pictured) reportedly sold drugs from his retirement home in Dural

Halford was arrested in Baulkham Hills around 12:45 p.m. Thursday after police reportedly found cannabis, a cell phone and methylamphetamine in his Ford Falcon.

Halford was taken to Castle Hill Police Station while detectives and the dog brigade searched his unit.

When police searched his home in Mountainview Retreat Retirement Village (photos), they reportedly seized a number of drugs, a weapon and electronic devices.

When police searched his home in Mountainview Retreat Retirement Village (photos), they reportedly seized a number of drugs, a weapon and electronic devices.

When police searched his home in Mountainview Retreat Retirement Village (photos), they reportedly seized a number of drugs, a weapon and electronic devices.

Halford (pictured) faces multiple charges and will appear in Parramatta court on September 8 after being given a strict conditional bail

Halford (pictured) faces multiple charges and will appear in Parramatta court on September 8 after being given a strict conditional bail

Halford (pictured) faces multiple charges and will appear in Parramatta court on September 8 after being given a strict conditional bail

Police seized 12 grams of cannabis, six lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) tablets, a baton and electronic devices, all of which will be further investigated.

Halford faces several charges, including six counts of possessing a prohibited drug, supplying a prohibited drug, possessing or using a prohibited weapon without a license and failing to comply with a public health order.

Halford will appear in Parramatta court on September 8 after being given a strict conditional bail.

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