Central Qld police target the region's drug dens

CAPRICORNIA police have delivered harsh blows to the region's drug circles as authorities pull the reins on supply and possession of illegal substances.

A spike in the number of Crime Stoppers callers from around Central Queensland in recent weeks has played a major part in the crackdown, according to CIB officers.

In the past week, Rockhampton and Gladstone police have raided three homes and six properties.

On Saturday, Rockhampton police charged a man, 41, with drug offences after executing a search warrant at a Goodson St house.

During the search police seized a sum of cash along with a large quantity of amphetamines and cannabis, 32 packets of pseudoephedrine tablets and other drug supplies.

The man was scheduled to appear in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on July 22.

On Sunday and Monday two Gracemere properties were raided in separate incidents where police found clandestine drug laboratories.

One lab was found at an Arlett St house while another was at an Origano Av home.

Six properties were raided in Gladstone on Monday. Arrests were made after police seized more than $10,000 in drugs and cash, including methamphetamines with a street value of about $4000.

Rockhampton CIB boss Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Moon encouraged the public to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 if they had information about drug offences in the region.



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