50-plus charges laid

Dalby Herald - - LIFE -

SIX­TEEN peo­ple were ar­rested in the days be­fore Christ­mas as po­lice closed an op­er­a­tion tar­get­ing the sup­ply and use of drugs in St Ge­orge.

A num­ber of search war­rants were is­sued on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 20, which were ex­e­cuted by po­lice from across the South Western District as part of Op­er­a­tion Papa Ac­claim.

Po­lice ar­rested 16 of­fend­ers on more than 50 charges, in­clud­ing sup­ply­ing danger­ous drugs, pos­sess­ing sus­pected stolen prop­erty, and nu­mer­ous traf­fic of­fences in­clud­ing drug driv­ing.

Dur­ing the raids, po­lice found quan­ti­ties of methy­lam­phetamine, marijuana and drug uten­sils.

De­tec­tive Act­ing Su­per­in­ten­dent Paul Hart praised the St Ge­orge com­mu­nity for their ef­forts in keep­ing the town safe.

“Lo­cal res­i­dents con­tinue to show out­stand­ing re­silience and de­ter­mi­na­tion,” he said.

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