‘Bad’ batch of ice hits Coast

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - NEWS - Amy For­mosa amy.for­mosa@fraser­coastchron­i­cle.com.au

A WOMAN be­lieved to be high on ice was act­ing er­rat­i­cally, yelling and scream­ing, eat­ing grass be­fore run­ning out in front of traf­fic.

Po­lice have been called to help out with an in­crease in drug re­lated crimes on the Fraser Coast this week with at least three ur­gent calls from emer­gency ser­vices to as­sist.

“We put it down to a bad batch of drugs mak­ing their way around the re­gion,” Act­ing Sergeant Dan France said.

“It is putting a strain on med­i­cal and polic­ing re­sources.”

The fe­male be­hav­ing er­rat­i­cally was from Howard, and not pre­vi­ously known to po­lice.

“It is a se­ri­ous of­fence, you don’t know what will hap­pen if you take these drugs, it’s not qual­ity con­trol and of­ten made in back­yard labs,” Act­ing Serg France said.

“You could be the per­son to have a bad hit and that’s the end of you.

“Tak­ing drugs is self­ish, you’re not the only one to suf­fer the per­sonal con­se­quences, it’s your fam­ily and the com­mu­nity.”

Be­sides the three se­ri­ous in­ci­dents, there have been other drug re­lated calls over the past week.

In ad­di­tion to that, po­lice re­sources have been thrown into a siege ear­lier in the week. A man ac­cused of as­sault­ing po­lice dur­ing a siege in Granville was de­nied bail in Mary­bor­ough Mag­is­trates Court on Thursday.

We put it down to a bad batch of drugs mak­ing their way around the re­gion

PHOTO: KAARSTEN

BAD BATCH: Po­lice are crack­ing down on a “bad batch of drugs” go­ing around the re­gion.

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