Huge drug bust sees 13 charged

PUBLIC tip-offs culminated in a large drug bust yesterday, which saw 13 people charged with a total of 21 offences.

Warwick Police officers and detectives were joined by the State Flying Squad, Ipswich Police, Brisbane dog squad and the Toowoomba dog squad in ‘Operation Hind Marsh' – the result of months of investigations.

Eight Warwick and Leyburn homes were searched yesterday, where police found a “significant quantity” of drugs – namely cannabis – and drug paraphernalia, including syringes.

None of the drugs were being produced at the homes and their street value is not yet known.

Some of the offenders charged were also double-booked for break and enter offences and wilful damage.

Two charges date back to a break-in at Slade Campus and another at a private Warwick residence.

Police also executed a number of warrants for offenders who had failed to appear in court or had breached their probation.

Warwick Police officer in charge Senior Sergeant Stewart Day said local police were “very happy” with the result and urged the community to help with continued investigations.

“We'll continue to target drug offenders and suppliers within the Warwick area,” Snr Sgt Day said.

“This is an ongoing investigation and police are urging anyone with any information in relation to drug usage to contact Warwick Police or Crime Stoppers.”

Got info on drugs or any other illegal activity? Phone Warwick Police on 46604444 or through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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