Police seize drugs in raid

By CHRIS LYNCHchrisl@gladstoneobserver.com.au

MORE than $130,000 worth of drugs have been located during a joint drug operation between Gladstone police and Brisbane drug squad officers.

Twenty-eight people were arrested on more than 76 charges, following the three-day drug operation in Gladstone, Agnes Water and Rosedale.

Gladstone Police Criminal Investigation Branch Detective Sergeant Troy Lehmann said Operation Murray was performed in conjunction with Brisbane drug squad officers in recent weeks.

The charges they laid include production of dangerous drugs and seven counts of supplying dangerous drugs, as well as major possession charges.

In Gladstone, amphetamines and thousands of dollars of cash were located. Det Sgt Lehmann said offenders put up little resistance to the arrests.

'One male did try to abscond and discard drugs, but he was captured after a short foot chase,' he said.

The total haul for Operation Murray was 23 grams of cannabis, 49 plants ranging in height from one metre to two metres, 26 grams of amphetamines and $2700 cash alleged to be the proceeds of crime.

The operation was the result of public information and intelligence gathered by police.

It followed a series of extensive drug raids in Gladstone, Mount Larcom, Tannum Sands, Miriam Vale, Rosedale and Calliope late last year.

At the time $1.6 million worth of drugs were located, along with production equipment and firearms.

Further information can be forwarded to Gladstone police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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