News

Drug raid arrests

Emma Channon

NINE people were arrested and a total of 33 charges - mostly relating to drugs - were laid as raids were carried out at Warwick and Stanthorpe properties yesterday.

Two men, Andrew Clarke-Davis, 21, and Jamie-Lee O'Grady, 20, both faced Warwick Magistrates Court yesterday on six charges each and were remanded in custody until their next appearance, on May 29.

A Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) spokesman said the arrests were a result of Operation Westport which was conducted within Warwick and Stanthorpe and surrounding areas.

"A 17-year-old female was also charged with the same offences and is due to appear later in June," he said.

The CIB spokesman said the nine arrests included three people with alleged links to the Bandidos outlaw motorcycle gang.

"At a Canning St premises police located a large amount of methamphetamine, believed to have a street value in excess of $10,000," the spokesman said.

"They also located other drugs."

A 41-year-old Amiens man was also charged as a result of the raids after a large amount of cannabis - believed to have a value in excess of $25,000 - was located at a Quirks Rd residence.

He will appear at the Stanthorpe Magistrates Court on June 19 and faces four drug charges and a weapons charge relating to a firearm not properly secured.

The CIB spokesman said the raids intercepted drugs which were destined for the streets of Warwick.

"The large amount of speed we located is now not on the streets of Warwick," he said. "That operation is now closed."

O'Grady is also due to appear at Warwick Magistrates Court on May 29 for charges relating to an alleged home invasion in Wantley St last Thursday.

Topics:  arrests drug raid



Science Festival seriously awesome

CALLING everyone who wants to see, hear and be a part of something totally cool: this is where you need to be this March.

Drink where the cool kids do this summer

There are a bunch of new bars open in Brisbane, make sure you're there!

CHECK out these new funky bars.

Discover Brisbane’s laneway gems

Brisbane's laneways will surprise you.

NOT all of Brisbane City is as it seems…

Top five things to experience this summer in Brisbane

Tangalooma is amazing if you're keen for a dive, kayak or swim.

THIS summer get out and explore your capital city.

Don’t go chasing waterfalls…find them on these drives!

The Scenic Rim is just one place nearby that you'll love.

BRISBANE isn’t all bright lights and city slickers.

Your boots are made for walking these tours

Brisbane Greeters tours are a great way to learn the local history of the city.

YOU don’t need a bike or bus for a seriously good tour of Brisbane.

Is Brisbane the new arts and culture capital?

Check out GOMA's latest exhibition - it's all about hair! GOMA 10 Ambassador Patience Hodgson visits Nervescape V 2016 by Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir (aka Shoplifter), commissioned for ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’ at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. 
Photograph: Natasha Harth, QAGOMA

THE rest of the world should be envious of this line-up!

REVEALED: The Warwick school with the best OP scores

Scots PGC had the second most graduate with OPs between one and five, with six of their students in the highest band.

A WARWICK highschool has helped more students achieve better OPs.

Elite rams on offer at Inglewood auction

TOP FLOCK: A range of breeds of high quality rams will be on offer at the Inglewood Showgrounds this Friday.

Strong offerings from from regional stud breeders

Local Partners

A selfless nan's plea for a helping hand

A GRANDMOTHER caring for her five young grandchildren is struggling after her seven-seater vehicle broke down and proved too expensive to fix.


Lions to lob in at Warwick Redbacks sign-on tomorrow

Sabrina Frederick-Traub, of Brisbane Lions (centre) will be in Warwick tomorrow to help the juniors.

Brisbane Lions ready to meet aspiring Warwick Aussie rules players

Elite rams on offer at Inglewood auction

TOP FLOCK: A range of breeds of high quality rams will be on offer at the Inglewood Showgrounds this Friday.

Strong offerings from from regional stud breeders

Drags will pit mates against each other

Racer Andrew Lange.

Drag racing on today at Warwick Dragway

MKR rocked by satay sauce cheating scandal

WE ALL know what satay sauce is, right? Alyse and Matt didn't when they served it up on their MKR restaurant. Slammed by everyone, their reaction was gold.

'Nasty' Married At First Sight groom ripped apart on TV

Anthony gets torn down during the Married At First Sight commitment ceremony.

MAFS groom Anthony faces the music after fiery dinner party.

MOVIE REVIEW: Matt Damon's The Great Wall gets lost

Matt Damon fails in a scene from the movie The Great Wall.

Did The Great Wall get lost in translation?

Paul Murray listens to regions

Paul Murray is taking his Sky News show on the road to shine a spotlight on regional Australia.

Radio broadcaster wants viewers to 'turn up and fire up'

Why Hollywood’s siding with Brad Pitt over Angelina Jolie

Jolie may have the kids, but Pitt has custody of Hollywood

Tensions high at pointy end of MKR's round two

Things are really heating up on My Kitchen Rules.

Games are being played around the My Kitchen Rules table

Jungle Jay sent packing from I'm a Celebrity

I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Here! contestant Jay Laga'aia with Keira.

BIG friendly giant Jay Laga'aia has been eliminated from I'm A Celeb

Expert: Why renters, home buyers may struggle

Matusik Property Insights director Michael Matusik.

What's next for the city's housing market

Massive seaside development of 3200 lots

DESIRABLE LIFESTYLE: The masterplan for the proposed Elliott Heads Estate.

"There's nothing else left along the coastline of Queensland now"

Potential home buyers punished for doing the 'right thing'

Should I go to university or buy a house?

50 more high rise buildings planned for Brisbane CBD

Height limits have been scrapped for Brisbane CBD

800,000 more people expected to work in city over next 20 years

New suburb in the crosshairs of Coast vandals

UNDER WRAPS: Graffiti on art installations at the entrance to the newly opened Bells Creek Arterial Road has been covered up.

Vandal rechristens Stockland as something less than complimentary

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!