Po­lice raid drug courier ser­vice, two charged

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DRUG raids have put an end to a lu­cra­tive courier ser­vice be­tween Chin­chilla and Ta­room.

The Chin­chilla po­lice raided a Sheridan St property on the morn­ing of June 21, charg­ing two men on drug of­fences.

The 21-year-old man charged with sup­ply­ing drugs through a courier ser­vice to Ta­room, had a 34-year-old ac­com­plice at the scene, who was charged with pos­sess­ing uten­sils for smok­ing cannabis.

Thanks to com­mu­nity tips and ac­cess to the courier com­pany’s re­ceipts, po­lice were able to mount a case for a war­rant.

The sec­ond raid, about an hour af­ter the first, tar­geted a Back Ave property where po­lice found 18 grams of cannabis and some metham­phetamine (or “ice”).

A 24-year-old and a 26-year-old man were charged with pos­ses­sion, while a 21-year-old man was charged with pos­ses­sion of cannabis, meth, and sup­ply­ing a dan­ger­ous drug.

Mo­bile phones were con­fis­cated, and will be foren­si­cally ex­am­ined in Dalby, which could lead to fur­ther charges. Po­lice said an in­crease in de­tected ice users in the re­cent years was a grow­ing con­cern.

PHOTO: ALASDAIR YOUNG

DRUG BUST: A sam­ple of the cannabis con­fis­cated by po­lice on Satur­day morn­ing's raid.

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