Busts take $150k of drugs off our streets
A JONDARYAN man is the eighth person to be charged with serious drug offences in the past 10 days.
The 21-year-old will face multiple charges in court this morning via video link after a vehicle intercept in suburban Harlaxton at 2am yesterday.
He is the latest alleged offender nabbed by Toowoomba police who have zeroed in on suspected drug suppliers and users.
The total monetary value of the seized substances is estimated to be in excess of $150,000.
Toowoomba Criminal Investigation Branch Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Tony Morris said officers had been analysing intelligence from known and suspected drug users and suppliers to combat illegal drug use in the city.
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"We are continuing to be proactive in relation to drug activities in the area," he said.
"We are doing targetted intercepts of specific vehicles and we're out there looking for these types of vehicles out at these times that don't have a reason to be there."
Following the early morning intercept yesterday, police searched the vehicle and found drugs and suspected drug-related items including scales, as well as mobile phones and more than $2300 in cash.
About 40 grams of cannabis and 10 grams of amphetamines were found in the vehicle. The 21-year-old will face drug possession charges, as well as possession of criminal proceeds and drug supply charges.
The arrest follows busts in Glenvale, Harristown and Laidley in the past 10 days.
Police made a similar arrest on December 30 after a vehicle intercept on Hursley Rd about 11.30pm.
Subsequent searches of the vehicle lead officers to a Glenvale address where ice (methylamphetamine), cannabis, magic mushrooms, utensils and restricted weapons were found, as well as manufacturing directions for ice.
Five people were charged with a variety of offences from that bust and will face court in February.
That followed charges being laid against two men from Harristown and Laidley on December 23.
Searches of the Harristown property uncovered ingredients used in making illicit steroids as well as dangerous drugs in powdered form, crimping tools, scales and 200 empty vials.
Police found more than $7700 cash in the Laidley property search, as well as powdered and liquid-form drugs.
"We're going to continue to work the intelligence we receive, continue to intercept vehicles and follow up with people we deem are involved in drug supply and possession in the area," Det. Act. Snr Sgt Morris said.