Dalby man makes na­tional head­lines for drug bag

Dalby Herald - - NEWS - Chloe Lyons Sun­shine Coast Daily

IN SCHOOL you were al­ways taught to la­bel your be­long­ings, but this Sun­shine Coast fes­ti­val punter learnt the hard way that not all things should have your name on them.

The Ma­roochy­dore Mu­sic and Vis­ual Arts Fes­ti­val at­tendee seem­ingly did the po­lice’s job for them when a zip-lock bag of MDMA was found with their name and phone num­ber writ­ten on it.

A Twit­ter post by ABC Sun­shine Coast pro­ducer, Frances Ad­cock, shows a bag re­cov­ered by po­lice at the event with “(name with­held)’s MDMA, if found call 04 (num­ber with­held)” writ­ten in black pen on the front.

An amount of crystal-like sub­stance can be seen in the bot­tom cor­ner of the bag.

The punter was ob­vi­ously re­ly­ing on the kind­ness of strangers to re­turn the drugs should they be lost, rather than ex­pect­ing to be picked up by po­lice.

A 21 year-old Dalby man will ap­pear in the Ma­roochy­dore Mag­is­trates Court later this month charged with drug of­fences.

With the help of drug-de­tec­tion dogs from Bris­bane, the Sun­shine Coast Tac­ti­cal Crime Unit ar­rested 30 peo­ple, charged with 35 drug of­fences as they made their way into the fes­ti­val late last month.

A fur­ther 13 peo­ple were ar­rested on 20 drug charges in­side the fes­ti­val grounds at the old Hor­ton Park Golf Course.

Po­lice re­ported a wide range of drugs were found in­clud­ing MDMA pills and cap­sules, am­phet­a­mine, co­caine, cannabis and ke­tamine with a com­bined street value of $3000.

The amount of ar­rests were sim­i­lar to last year and typ­i­cal of such a large event, said Sun­shine Coast po­lice.

PHOTO: TWIT­TER

BUSTED: A bag of drugs found af­ter the Ma­roochy Mu­sic and Vis­ual Arts Fes­ti­val with a per­son’s name and phone num­ber writ­ten on the front.

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