A 20-year-old Gulliver man was charged with  two counts of possession of the drugs and three counts for the paraphernalia.
A 20-year-old Gulliver man was charged with two counts of possession of the drugs and three counts for the paraphernalia.

Smelly bag leads to cannabis bust

POLICE have seized more than 1kg of marijuana after receiving a tip-off from a hotel concierge.

Townsville police Sergeant Michelle Sawtell said an 18-year-old Douglas man checked his bags in with the concierge on Wednesday.

Cannabis and drug related material seized from Gulliver address
Cannabis and drug related material seized from Gulliver address

She said a "a smell emanating from the bags" prompted the concierge to call police.

A subsequent search found more than 200g of cannabis allegedly stashed in the bag.

Sgt Sawtell said a small amount of amphetamines was allegedly found on the man.

Cannabis and drug related material seized from Gulliver address
Cannabis and drug related material seized from Gulliver address

She said the bust led to a search warrant being executed at a Gulliver address on Thursday, when a further 820g of cannabis, more amphetamines and drug paraphernalia were allegedly found.

"That's a pretty decent quantity of drugs, worth a fair amount," Sgt Sawtell said.

She said a 20-year-old Gulliver man was charged with two counts of possession of the drugs and three counts for the paraphernalia.

He is due to appear in court on October 4.


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