Meth lab found after fatal stabbing in South Gladstone
6.22pm: THE 29-YEAR-OLD man taken into custody earlier today has been charged with murder.
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3.11pm: A 29-YEAR-OLD Gladstone man is in police custody and a drug lab under guard following the fatal stabbing of another man at a unit complex on Auckland St in South Gladstone last night.
Police this afternoon confirmed the stabbing victim's identity as Andrew Vesey-Brown, a 23-year-old man also local to Gladstone.
Mr Vesey-Brown was pronounced deceased shortly before 7.30pm last night at Gladstone Base Hospital, after being transported from the scene of the incident around 7.15pm.
The 29-year-old man was taken into custody shortly after 10am this morning following a police investigation.
Detective Acting Inspector Paul Elliot said the man was currently assisting police with their enquiries.
"At this point in time our investigations would reveal that (the two men) were known associates of each other," he said.
Det Act Insp Elliot said a female friend of the victim was on the scene at the time of the incident and made a triple zero call to the Queensland Ambulance Service.
The police investigation also led police to a drug lab at a Lyons St address in South Gladstone.
Det Act Insp Elliot said the lab had been packed up and was not operational when it was found by police.
"Our enquiries took us from one address to the other," he said.
"Police located a clandestine laboratory, which was used to produce the dangerous drugs methylamphetamine and ice.
"That is also under guard at the moment awaiting specialist police from Brisbane to attend and assist us with that dismantling process.
Det Act Insp Elliot said the weapon used in the stabbing had not yet been found.
"Police are trying to piece together what transpired on Monday afternoon," he said.
"We're calling for members of the public, witnesses or anybody who may have some information, to come forward and let us know.
"Anybody that noticed something suspicious occurring around the Auckland St or Lyons St area on Monday afternoon, if they could contact the local police station, or alternatively Crimestoppers."
Mr Vesey-Brown's body is set to undergo a post-mortem examination tomorrow morning.
Detectives from the Brisbane-based homicide squad were able to attend the scene of the incident shortly after it occurred, as they were in Gladstone to assist with the unrelated search for missing man Leslie Shulze.
Anyone with information that may assist police can call Policelink on 131 444, Gladstone police station on 4971 3222 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.