2 ar­rested on drug charges af­ter raids

Drug raids lead to ar­rests

Isis Town and Country - - FRONT PAGE - By MELINDA BRAD­FORD

PO­LICE have seized ma­ture mar­i­juana plants, a quan­tity of the drug and drug uten­sils dur­ing raids in Childers and Cordalba late last week.

Childers Po­lice Sergeant Ge­off Fay said two people were ar­rested on a num­ber of drug charges fol­low­ing the raids.

A 53-year-old Childers man was charged with pos­ses­sion of a dan­ger­ous drug, pro­duc­tion of a dan­ger­ous drug and pos­ses­sion of uten­sils.

It is al­leged 320g of dried mar­i­juana was found on the property, along with 34 ma­ture plants and var­i­ous drug uten­sils.

A 23-year-old Childers man was been charged with pos­ses­sion of uten­sils af­ter po­lice al­legedly found a wa­ter pipe at an­other property.

The pair are due to face court on Au­gust 15.

In a sep­a­rate raid, a quan­tity of mar­i­juana and a wa­ter pipe was seized from

Sergeant Ge­off Fay We rely on in­for­ma­tion sup­plied by mem­bers of the pub­lic ...

a Cordalba property, but the first-time of­fend­ers es­caped charges and were drug di­verted.

Sgt Fay said the drug raids were part of a po­lice oper­a­tion against in the use and con­sump­tion of dan­ger­ous drugs in the com­mu­nity.

Sgt Fay en­cour­aged mem­bers of the pub­lic to re­port of­fences ei­ther di­rectly to po­lice or through CrimeStop­pers.

“We rely on in­for­ma­tion sup­plied by mem­bers of the pub­lic to re­duce these drug of­fences in the com­mu­nity.”

To re­port a crime, phone CrimeStop­pers on 1800 333 000.

BUSTED: Con­sta­ble Michael Sch­midt with drugs which were seized dur­ing raids in Childers.

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