Schoolies arrested 15 minutes after arriving in Airlie

THREE teenagers were arrested just 15 minutes after arriving at their Airlie Beach accommodation when they were allegedly found with a quantity of drugs in their possession yesterday.

At about 12.15pm, Whitsunday Police executed a search warrant in the apartment after receiving drug information.

Two 17-year-old men attending schoolies and one 18 year old man from Ayr were arrested on drug charges after a quantity of MDMA, LSD and Cannabis was found in their possession.

The trio were then sent home to Ayr where they were banned from returning to schoolies.

Senior Sergeant Nathan Blain said Whitsunday Police were taking a "very hard line approach" and had no tolerance for drug use.

"If you're taking drugs, you're in for a short stay," he said.

Snr Sgt Blain said he had a clear message for school leavers attending schoolies in Airlie Beach.

"Have a good time, act responsibly and don't think you'll get away with alcohol fuelled violence, anti-social behaviour or drug use," he said.

"We want you to have a good time and for you to have a memorable week for the right reasons and not the wrong ones."


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