Synthetic drug deaths spark sex shop police raid
UPDATE 3.15PM: The deaths of two men in Central Queensland have led to police seizing property from a Toowoomba adult shop and a North Toowoomba home.
Toowoomba Criminal Investigation Branch acting officer-in-charge Brian Collins said a packing machine, a large amount of green leafy material and other items were seized yesterday as part of a synthetic drug investigation.
It comes after the deaths of two men, aged 33 and 41, who had used synthetic cannabis in separate incidents at Mackay this week.
Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Brian Collins said the Love Heart adult shop in James St was targeted along with other Love Heart outlets in Mackay, Rockhampton and Bundaberg.
"As a result of two deaths in Mackay we received information that there may possibly be products containing synthetic drugs in the Toowoomba area," Act. Snr Sgt Collins said.
It will be sent to Queensland Health Scientific Services for that process to take place.
He said no one had been charged.
"I just want to put out a warning to the community for people to be aware of the products they are purchasing and what is in them."
10.30AM: Police have searched a Toowoomba adult shop as well as a North Toowoomba home as part of an investigation into synthetic drugs.
Officers raided the Love Hearts Adult Shop on James St as well as the private residence yesterday afternoon.
The raids were linked to an ongoing investigation in the Bundaberg region.
DRUG DEATHS: Two dead from possible use of synthetic cannabis
Two men died from suspected synthetic cannabis poisoning in Mackay this week.
No charges have been laid and no one has been held in custody.
The investigation is continuing.