CRUNCH TIME: Warwick firefighters inspect a badly damaged Toyota Camry after a collision on the corner of Percy and Wallace Sts on Christmas Day.
CRUNCH TIME: Warwick firefighters inspect a badly damaged Toyota Camry after a collision on the corner of Percy and Wallace Sts on Christmas Day. Samantha Oneil

Nine people charged with drug offences keeps police busy

NINE people were charged with 28 drug and gun-related related offences last week after Texas police searched properties as part of Operation North Merlin.

Police located a hydroponic system along with 3kg of dried marijuana at a residence with smaller quantities of marijuana, marijuana plants, drug utensils, methylamphetamine and rifles also seized during raids.

The alleged offenders are set to appear in Inglewood Magistrates Court on January 21.

In other crime news, Stanthorpe police are investigating a break and enter on Donnelly's Castle Rd, Pozieres.

Police said boltcutters were used to remove padlocks to a number of shipping containers with a large number of securely stored rifles stolen.

In an unrelated incident Stanthorpe police have charged a 44-year-old man with drink-driving and drug-related offences.

The Lismore man was allegedly found in possession of two pipes used for smoking marijuana.

Stanthorpe police also intercepted a driver on the New England Hwy, Ballandean at 9am Monday doing 147kmh in a 100 zone.

He was issued a $1099 fine, loss of eight points and a six-month driving suspension.

Warwick police report roads have been almost incident-free, with only two minor incidents on Christmas Day.

Police attended a two-vehicle crash on the corner of Percy and Wallace Sts, with a Brisbane man issued a fine for failing to give way.

Both drivers escaped injury.

A driver and passenger received minor injuries on Christmas Day, after a vehicle and camper trailer left the New England Hwy at 6am.

A police spokeswoman said initial inquiries indicated the driver may have fallen asleep.



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