Police seized six bags of illegal substance at the Harvey Road property.
Police seized six bags of illegal substance at the Harvey Road property. Laura McKee

Drugs found during Gladstone raid bound for local market

A RAID on a Gladstone home unearthed a stash of amphetamine, cannabis and cash.

Detectives declared the find a win in the local war against drugs.

Police found $3000 in cash, about 27 grams of amphetamine worth about $21,000 in street value and LSD tablets in the bust on Harvey Rd.

Police also found smoking apparatus and other drug utensils.

A 40-year-old man has been charged and will face court on June 17.

Detective Senior Sergeant Luke Peachey of Gladstone CIB said the drugs were probably bound for the local market.

He said the drug lab was a "typical residential set-up"

"(The lab) wasn't cooking at the time but it appeared to police that it had been used as a drug lab," he said.

"They weren't manufacturing kilos but it was significant enough for police to declare it a crime scene."

Detective Senior Sergeant Peachey said the drug raid was a win in the city's war against drugs.

"It's very pleasing for police to get this off the street," he said.

"It's not only concerning for the manufacturer but nearby residents. It's very pleasing for police to dismantle a lab.

"Any time a lab is taken off the street, it's a win."

The warrant was executed at 10.15am on Wednesday.

Detectives from Brisbane attended Gladstone and processed the crime scene.

The Gladstone man was charged with five drug-related offences including possession of dangerous drugs.



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