Two drug-related arrests in a week

SEARCH warrants executed by police in Stanthorpe have resulted in the arrest of two people for drug-related offences in the past week.

Senior Sergeant Mark Ireland said a search of premises in Thorpe Street last Wednesday located a quantity of cannabis and drug paraphernalia.

“A 30 year old female resident was ordered to attend drug diversion for the offences,” Snr Sgt Ireland said.

“A search of premises in Archibald Street also revealed a quantity of drugs and other items resulting in the 32 year old male occupant being charged with five drug-related offences, including possession of cannabis and amphetamines.

“He was also charged with possession of a restricted item under the Weapons Act after police located a pair of nanchackus at the residence.”

Snr Sgt Ireland said on Sunday afternoon police were called to Railway Street in relation to an intoxicated female creating a disturbance.

“Upon arrival Police found a 31 yr old local female highly intoxicated,” he said.

“Police endeavoured to converse with the offender at which time she became abusive and violent.

“She will face Stanthorpe court charged with creating a public nuisance and obstructing police.

“A 22 year old man was also charged with public nuisance after acting indecently towards female pedestrians.”

The New England Highway was reduced to one lane for most of Monday after the driver of a northbound semi-trailer lost control at around 4.30am just south of McKenzie Street.

The vehicle, laden with cleaning products, was extensively damaged however the driver was transported to Stanthorpe Hospital suffering only minor injuries.

It is believed thick fog at the time may have contributed to the accident.

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