9 News: Police officer dragged 50 metres by alleged drug dealer

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A police officer has been hailed a “hero” after being dragged down the street for 50 metres as he attempted to arrest an alleged drug dealer.Nadeen Masseilhy sobbed as she was denied bail in Parramatta Local Court today, charged with a string of offences including drug supply, assaulting police and reckless driving.Police attempted to stop the 18-year-old’s car on suspicion of drug activity at 6pm yesterday but as an officer opened her door she allegedly drove away and dragged him 50 metres.

The car was then spotted nearby a short time later and as police approached, she allegedly attempted to drive away again, colliding with the door of an unmarked police car.Police allege she then drove on to the footpath and reversed into a nearby taxi before crossing three lanes of traffic and hitting the same police car.The court heard police found ten grams of cocaine concealed in her car and underwear, along with $1235 in cash.The police officer only suffered minor injuries, but his bravery has been commended.

“For that young police officer to be dragged for fifty metres by an offender and still get the offender means that he’s really a hero,” Police Minister David Elliott said.Mr Elliott said he’s had a “gutful of people using police as some sort of punching bag”.The Magistrate today said the 18-year-old “showed absolutely no concern for members of the public or police”.”Her negligence was a pretty spectacular entry to the criminal justice system.”

Tele: Sydney police officer dragged by driver allegedly carrying cocaine

Police allege the female driver dragged an officer 50m through Sydney’s CBD before she was arrested carrying 10g of cocaine concealed in her car and underwear.

A young motorist accused of dragging a policeman 50m along the road before going on a wild drive through the city — all while concealing cocaine in her underwear — has been denied bail.

A visibly shaken Nadeen Mosseilhy, 18, appeared at Parramatta Bail Court Saturday morning after spending her first night in the cells at Surry Hills Police Centre.

Police said Merrylands woman was in the driver’s seat of a car on Lower Fort St in the CBD on Friday at 6.05pm when police approached the car on suspicion of drug activity.

When an officer opened her door she allegedly drove away, with one Senior Constable dragged by the vehicle for 50m before he let go.

He suffered leg and arm grazing but was otherwise unharmed.

“She is also accused of then driving through the city, mounting the kerb and crossing lanes on a number of occasions,” Magistrate Barry told the court.

“She was clearly trying to evade police in relation to allegations of drug matters.”

Police prosecutor Matthew Liddle added that the woman was driving “at peak time through the city” and that “the danger to the public and police officers was extremely high”.

At 6.25pm police caught up to the unlicensed driver on Bent St, where she is accused of backing into a taxi and colliding with a police car before being apprehended.

The defendant’s lawyer tried to argue that her client could had never appeared before a court before and was willing to stay away from drugs, driving and alcohol in order to get bail.

But Magistrate Barry instead kept her in custody.

“Her negligence and recklessness was a pretty spectacular entree into the criminal justice system,” she said.

“I’m not satisfied those mitigations would overcome the risk this woman poses.”

After her arrest police allegedly located $1235 in cash and 1.5 grams of cocaine within the vehicle and a further 7.6 grams of cocaine concealed in the woman’s handbag and underwear.

She was charged with drug supply, police pursuit, reckless driving, assault police, proceeds of crime and licensing offences.

She was refused bail to appear at Central Local Court Monday November 9.

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