Friday, February 28, 2020

Photos: Glamorous fitness fanatic who supplied cocaine to Sydney's professional elite is arrested

A glamorous fitness fanatic has been charged by police for her alleged role in helping to coordinate a 'dial-a-dealer' drug service.

Sarah Rutherford, 29, originally from Bridgewater, in the United Kingdom, was arrested at a home in Greenacre, in Sydney's south west on Thursday by detectives from the Drug and Firearms Squad, as part of an investigation into illicit drug supply across the city.

Police raided Rutherford's home and allegedly found mobile phones, cocaine, drug paraphernalia and documents which were all seized.

Rutherford, was later charged with supply prohibited drug (commercial quantity), supply prohibited drug (between indictable and commercial quantity x2), supply prohibited drug (between small and indictable quantity), supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis, and knowingly/recklessly direct criminal group assist crime.

Police will allege she coordinated a drug delivery service across Sydney and supplied more than 300 grams of cocaine between September 2019 and February 2020.

Rutherford, originally from Somerset in England, was refused bail and is set to appear in the Bankstown Local Court on Friday.

The arrest was part of Strike Force Delaven, established in July 2019 by the State Crime Command’s Drug and Firearms Squad.

The strike force is tasked with investigating the supply of illicit drugs across Sydney.

Investigations are continuing.