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ACT gym owner nabbed over illegal drug supply

A man who owns gyms in the ACT will face court over allegations he was involved in the illegal supply of prescription and illicit drugs through a NSW pharmacy for several years.

The man, 37, was arrested outside a pharmacy in Abbotsford, in Sydney's inner west, on Wednesday after an investigation by the NSW police force's drug squad.

A male pharmacist, 32, was also taken into custody.

Police said officers attached to Strike Force Finney uncovered morphine, diazepam and testosterone inside a cardboard box discovered in the 37-year-old man's car.

Officers also seized a bag filled with cash from the pharmacist.

Police will allege the pair had just swapped drugs for cash and said they believed the supply of prescription and illicit drugs had been taking place between the pair over several years.

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They said the 37-year-old owned several gyms in NSW and the ACT, but would not be drawn on where he lived.

He was charged with nine offences, most related to drug supply and possession.

The pharmacist was charged with five offences related to drug supply and dealing with the proceeds of crime.

Police expect further charges will be laid.

Both men were granted conditional bail and will face a Burwood Local Court in April.