Cannabis flushed down toilet: Police
Five charged in drug raids
A MAN allegedly flushed cannabis down the toilet during early morning drug raids across Townsville.
He is one of five men charged with drug offences after Mundingburra station police executed search warrants in Pimlico and West End about 6am yesterday.
Properties on Gladstone, French and Latchford streets in Pimlico, and a house on Stagpole Street at West End, were raided.
It will be alleged that a Pimlico man, aged 20, flushed about half an ounce of cannabis down the toilet when police arrived at his house.
He has been charged with trafficking and supply of cannabis, possessing drug utensils, possessing a thing used in connection with a crime and destroying evidence.
Another man at the house, aged 26, was also charged with possessing cannabis and methamphetamines.
Both men will appear at the Townsville Magistrates Court on July 16.
Three more men were also charged.
A 22- year- old Pimlico man was charged with possessing methamphetamines, possessing drug utensils and possessing a thing used in the commission of a crime.
A 36- year- old man was also charged with possessing a small amount of cannabis, possessing drug utensils and possessing a thing used in the commission of a crime.
They will both face court on July 27.
A 24- year- old West End man charged with possessing a small amount of cannabis will take part in the Police Drug Diversion Program.
The program gives people the chance to receive professional help to address their drug use.
Acting Sergeant Ryan Thompson said the seizure of the cannabis was a win for police.
“It means those substances will no longer find their way into the Townsville community,” he said.
“The message to people supplying dangerous drugs in Townsville is that they just never know who might dob them in.”
Police often conduct similar smaller- scale drug operations around the city as a result of intelligence from various sources.
those substances will no longer find their way in to the Townsville community SGT RYAN THOMPSON