PICS: Police seize dangerous drugs and weapons, six charged
SIX people have been charged after police searches led to the discovery of dangerous drugs and weapons in the South Burnett this week.
The Kingaroy Criminal Investigation Branch was responsible for the haul, found while executing two search warrants on Tuesday.
Four alleged offenders were charged for a combined 13 offences after the first search was conducted in Kingaroy.
The charges included unlawful possession of firearms, receiving stolen property, and drug- related offences.
Officers allegedly recovered two recently stolen firearms as well as other electronic items and a small quantity of amphetamine.
A 37-year-old Boondall man has been charged with possessing drug utensils, and a 48-year-old Kingaroy man has been charged with possessing drug utensils, unlawful possession of a weapon, and two counts of possessing dangerous drugs.
Both men are due to appear before the Kingaroy Magistrates Court on July 20.
A 26-year-old Kingaroy woman was charged with possessing dangerous drugs, possessing drug utensils, receiving tainted property, possessing tainted property, and two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon. She is also due to appear in the Kingaroy Magistrates Court on July 20.
A 26-year-old Nanango man was charged with obstructing police and possessing property suspected of having been acquired for the purpose of committing a drug offence and is due to appear at Kingaroy Magistrates Court on July 13.
The second search warrant was executed at a Nanango address and resulted in two people being charged for producing dangerous drugs.
Officers seized 10 marijuana plants and a quantity of hydroponic equipment from the Nanango address.
A 53-year-old man and a 58-year-old woman, both from Nanango, were issued notices to appear before the Nanango Magistrates Court on July 16.
Southern Regional Crime co-ordinator, Detective Acting Superintendent Mat Kelly said the arrests were the result of the community working with police to reduce the prevalence of illicit drugs in rural areas.
"These operations, supported by local intelligence and valuable information from across the community, will continue to be conducted across the South West District and throughout the southern policing region," Acting Supt Kelly said.
"By disrupting criminal behaviour in this way, we aim to deter future offenders."
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