Dalby man makes national headlines for drug bag
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.
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.