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Salim Mehajer charged with possessing and supplying ‘hillbilly heroin’ 

Salim Mehajer has been charged with two counts of possessing and one count of supplying a prohibited drug just one day before his final bail application. 

Police allege they found more than 200 pills of prescription anxiety and pain medications during a raid on his Lidcombe home in November 2017. 

On November 8, officers allegedly found 174 tablets of Endone and Targin – both with the active ingredient of Oxycodone, or ‘hillbilly heroin’.

They also allege they found 50 tablets of alprazolam – more commonly known as Xanax.

Mehajer has been languishing in remand at Silverwater Prison since January on charges of perverting the course of justice.

The 31-year-old property developer has also been hit with another charge of perverting the course of justice, in relation to documents filed in a previous bail application.

He will face the NSW Supreme Court on Thursday to make his final bid for bail after three rejected applications.

In October, Mehajer was on his way to face court on charges over the assault of a taxi driver when his Mercedes collided with another car at an intersection in Lidcombe, allegedly days after he’d insured it for more than $150,000.

Mehajer was freed by firefighters and taken to hospital but his passenger and the two female occupants of the other vehicle were not injured.

Six of his co-accused who are charged with conspiring with each other and Mehajer to cheat and defraud an insurer also faced court on Wednesday.

Mehajer’s business associate Ahmed Jaghbir, who is under house arrest, faced court alongside Elias Moufferrige, Fakaha Ki Malinda Moufferrige and Nora Anne Bush, while a lawyer represented Rafi Noori.

Michael Moufferrige, who is in custody, also appeared via video link.

Mehajer has already faced court this week on charges of dangerous driving and stalking or intimidating his estranged wife.

Less than three years after their lavish wedding made headlines for shutting down western Sydney streets, Mehajer continues to fight several legal battles including allegedly breaching an AVO taken out by his ex-partner.

He was declared bankrupt last week by a Federal Court Circuit judge and he awaits a verdict next month on electoral fraud charges.

In February, Mehajer was found guilty of assaulting a television reporter when he slammed his car door on her arm, and earlier this month he was placed on a good behaviour bond for the April 2017 cabbie attack. 



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