A ten month drug operation by police resulted in 30 people being charged with 125 offences, including drug, property and serious organised crime charges.
Police executed 28 search warrants in the Scenic Rim, Logan and Gold Coast on 25 and 26 October.
Logan CIB Detective Acting Inspector Nicola Brown said the successful operation was the direct result of information provided by the community to police through Crime Stoppers and other sources.
“We know this action will significantly disrupt the drug distribution network throughout south east Queensland.”
“Our message is simple – if you want to be a part of this dangerous and criminal behaviour, we will locate you, we will target you, and we will take action.”
During a search at a residence on Jason Day Drive, Beaudesert, police allegedly located a quantity of methylamphetamine, a shotgun, multiple conducted energy weapons, crossbows and $6,000 cash.
Across the two days police allegedly seized a significant quantity of methylamphetamine, cannabis and GHB, weapons, ammunition, drug utensils, a stolen motor vehicle, two stolen jet skis, two stolen motorcycles and approximately $50,000 cash.
Two Beaudesert men aged 35 and 41, and a 23 year old Beaudesert woman were taken into custody.
The 35 year old man was charged with 20 offences including:
- four counts of drug trafficking,
- three counts of possess dangerous drugs,
- three counts of authority required to possess explosives, and one count each of: trafficking dangerous drugs serious organised crime, armed robbery, unlawful use of vessel, assume designation of police officer, dangerous conduct with a weapon, possess anything used in a crime, possess property suspected of being proceeds of a crime, possess utensils, possess restricted item and unlawful possession of a weapon.
The 41 year old Beaudesert man was charged with one count of trafficking dangerous drugs, serious organised crime, five counts of supplying dangerous drugs, and one count each of possess property possess utensils, possess anything used in the commission of crime, possess property suspected of being the proceeds of an offence and possess dangerous drugs.
The 23 year old woman was charged with one count of drug trafficking.
Senior Sergeant Ken Murray of Beaudesert Police Station said the operation sent a clear message to those involved in criminal activity.
“We won’t tolerate drugs in our community,” he said.
“We will not stop in relation to drug matters and drug offences. We will continue to follow up on drug offences and will work with the community to take more action against drugs.”