VIDEO: Man charged trafficking, supply to minor after raid

A LITANY of charges have been laid on a 29-year-old Tannum Sands man following a drug raid at a property at 11.40am today.

Police dog squads were flanked by Australian Border Force personnel as they stormed the property on Latrobe St, just doors down from Tannum Sands State School.

A police vehicle parked in the driveway of the property, while six other police vehicles --- including some that were unmarked --- were parked on the street outside.

Waves of police dogs entered the property over the course of the raid.

A police spokesman said drugs seized included cannabis and amphetamine.

A tattooed man, who was inside the property with police for several hours, was seen being escorted from the property, handcuffed, about 3pm today.

And late last night a man, although it's unknown if it's the same man, was charged with several offences including trafficking a dangerous drug and two counts of supplying a dangerous drug to a minor. He is expected to appear at Gladstone Magistrates Court this morning.

Police wouldn't confirm the quantity of any drugs found but the spokesman said "specialist police" were still searching the property last night. "A crime scene has been declared at the house and specialist police will continue to process the house."

A parent said Tannum Sands State School had advised parents from using the crossing on Latrobe St today.


UPDATE 5.45pm:

A 29-year-old man Tannum Sands man is assisting police with their inquiries in relation to the trafficking of cannabis and amphetamines.

Australian Border Force and Gladstone police were both on the scene of the raid at a Tannum Sand property with sniffer dogs.

Police escorted the man from the property this afternoon after holding him inside for hours.


Police said more details will follow. 

UPDATE 4.15: 

AUSTRALIAN Border Force officers were brought in for a drug raid at a Tannum Sands property this afternoon. 

Australian Border Force personnel manage the movement of people and goods across our borders. 

The raid saw police officers and sniffer dogs descend on the Latrobe St property en mass. 

Police are yet to confirm details of the raid. 

Police and Australian Border Force officers raided a house in LaTrobe Street, Tannum Sands. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer
Police and Australian Border Force officers raided a house in LaTrobe Street, Tannum Sands. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer Mike Richards GLA240216DRUG



UPDATE 3.20:

GLADSTONE detectives have just taken a man out of the Latrobe St home in Tannum Sands, and are currently taking him to the Gladstone Police Station.

The man appeared to be in his 40s and balding.

There were seven police cars at the scene this morning, but most have now left with only two remaining, and one sniffer dog unit.

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UPDATE 3.10pm:

POLICE are still inside a Tannum Sands property where a drug raid took place, and they are holding one or more people who they believe can assist with their investigations. 

Earlier this afternoon police with sniffer dogs descended on the Latrobe St property, and they have been at the property for hours since. 

But it's understood they will be leaving shortly. 

More to come ...


POLICE with sniffer dogs have descended on a property at Tannum Sands in what is believed to be a drug raid. 

It's understood police are currently holding one or more people at the property, out of the view of onlookers.

At least three sniffer dogs and numerous police descended on the property on Latrobe St early this afternoon.

Police are yet to confirm details of the raid. 

More to come …

The drug raid occurred here.
The drug raid occurred here.


BREAKING: Police with sniffer dogs raid a property in Tannum Sands.

Posted by The Observer on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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