Southern Downs police crack down on drugs

IN THE past week Stanthorpe police have conducted searches of a number of dwellings and vehicles in the Stanthorpe area uncovering drugs and drug paraphernalia.

A vehicle was stopped and searched in Whiskey Gully Road on Thursday morning, resulting in the location of a quantity of amphetamines.

A 41-year-old Amiens man has been charged with possessing dangerous drugs.

Search warrants were executed on premises in McGregor Terrace, Symes Street and Stanton Street last Thursday resulting in the location of drugs and utensils used for the administration of a dangerous drug and other items.

As a result of marijuana being located at Symes Street the 32-year-old female resident was charged with possessing dangerous drugs.

At the McGregor Terrace address a 17-year-old youth was charged with possessing dangerous drugs, possessing items used for the smoking of dangerous drugs and a number of counts of supplying dangerous drugs to another.

A search of a vehicle at Thulimbah on Friday morning also uncovered a quantity of marijuana with a 45-year-old man from NSW also being charged with possessing dangerous drugs.

A quantity of marijuana, marijuana utensils and pipes used for the consumption of the drug 'ice' were uncovered when Police intercepted and searched a vehicle in Lock Street on Saturday night.

A 29-year-old Stanthorpe man was charged with various drug related charges as a result.

There were another three positive drug tests were conducted during the week.

The first was a 29-year-old local man intercepted on Saturday night in Lock Street.

A 17-year-old woman was stopped at The Summit a short time later and tested positive to drugs and a 50-year-old man was stopped at Applethorpe on Sunday evening and tested positive to a saliva test.

All persons are expected to appear Stanthorpe Magistrates Court in June.



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