Prop­erty raids

Man to ap­pear in court to­mor­row fol­low­ing raids which un­cov­ered drugs, guns and stolen items.

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - By ASH­LEY CLARK

A 39-YEAR-OLD Redridge man is due to ap­pear in Childers Mag­is­trates Court to­mor­row in re­la­tion to raids con­ducted in the area.

Childers of­fi­cer-in-charge Sergeant Ge­of­frey Fay said the man had been charged with the pos­ses­sion of dan­ger­ous drugs, pos­ses­sion of tainted prop­erty and pos­ses­sion of uten­sils in con­nec­tion with the use of dan­ger­ous drugs fol­low­ing a search of his premises.

“Po­lice lo­cated 328g of cannabis, 1.9g of ice, a num­ber of pipes, a large amount of cash and a .45 cal­i­bre au­to­matic hand­gun,” he said.

Sgt Fay said at the time of the search the man had the hand­gun se­creted in a lounge where he was seated and that the safety of the of­fi­cers had been com­pro­mised at the time.

Po­lice sus­pect the weapon was stolen or il­le­gally ob­tained as all iden­ti­fy­ing num­bers had been ground off.

“The seizure of the hand­gun is a great re­sult as it is one less weapon that can be used against po­lice and mem­bers of the com­mu­nity,” Sgt Fay said.

Sgt Fay said a 21-year-old woman from South Isis and a 48-year-old man from Cordalba had been or­dered to un­dergo drug ed­u­ca­tion af­ter be­ing caught with drugs and drug uten­sils.

“Po­lice lo­cated a small amount of cannabis and uten­sils at both prop­er­ties,” he said.

Sgt Fay said the op­er­a­tion fol­lowed in­for­ma­tion pro­vided by mem­bers of the public to po­lice and Crime Stop­pers.

“This is all part of a con­tin­ued in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the use and dis­tri­bu­tion of drugs in the Childers area,” he said.

“Un­for­tu­nately, there has been a spike in drug use in re­cent times.”

Sgt Fay said he urged peo­ple to phone Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000, Po­licelink on 131 444 or their lo­cal po­lice sta­tion if they had in­for­ma­tion re­lat­ing to illegal ac­tiv­ity.

PHOTO: MIKE KNOTT

DRUGS BUST: Se­nior Con­sta­ble Josh Roberts with the weapon and drugs seized.

PHOTO: MIKE KNOTT

DRUGS BUST: Se­nior con­sta­ble Josh Roberts with the firearm and drugs seized.

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