Five charged as police target dangerous drugs

FIVE people have been charged during a three-day police operation targeting dangerous drugs on the Western Downs.

Police from Wandoan, Miles, Taroom, Dulacca and Yuleba stations as well as officers from Roma SARCIS, Roma CIB and the QPS Dog Squad executed search warrants at several local addresses as part of the operation.

On Tuesday, police executed a search warrant at a Yeovil Road address at Grosmont where they seized chemicals and items allegedly used in the production of methyl amphetamine, a quantity of cannabis and other drug paraphernalia.

A 38-year-old local man was charged with producing and possessing dangerous drugs, possessing drug utensils, possessing items used in the commission of a crime and failing to take reasonable care of a syringe.

Four other people were charged following search warrants executed at other addresses.

A 31-year-old Taroom woman was charged with possessing dangerous drugs and utensils and is due to appear in the Taroom Magistrates Court at a later date.

A 22-year-old man was charged with possessing dangerous drugs, a 31-year-old man was charged with possessing an unregistered firearm and insecure firearms and a 29-year-old Drillham man was charged with having an unsecured firearm.

They are expected to appear in the Chinchilla Magistrates Court next month.

Officer in Charge of Wandoan Police Station Sergeant Garry Stephen thanked the community for assisting police by providing valuable information.

"The results of this operation were achieved with the assistance of the public and we thank them for helping make our communities a safer place to live," Sergeant Stephen said.

"We know too well that the use of illegal drugs can have devastating consequences and we will continue to target people who are involved in producing and possessing dangerous drugs."


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