Police Charge Man on Drug Offences

Ice and cash seized

Detectives from the Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural) (MOCS Rural) have charged a man after seizing approximately 1 kilogram of ice and a large sum of cash from a rural property near Lowood.

On Thursday (May 24th) police conducted a search of a residence in the Bundamba area and located three men and approximately 80 grams of a crystal that investigators will alleged to be the drug ice, scales, over $2000 in cash.

One of the three men lived in Vernor and police executed a search warrant at his residence late Thursday afternoon. In the kitchen area it will be alleged police located a concealed compartment in the kitchen bench where they located two clip seal bags containing a large quantity of crystal Methylamphetamine and over $63,000 in cash.

Investigators assisted by Ipswich and Lowood police returned to the residence on Friday (May 25th) and conducted a systematic search of the property. Further drugs have been located along with an unregistered .22 calibre semiautomatic rifle, ammunition and flick knives.

A 36-year-old Verno man has been charged with one count of possession of a dangerous drug (Methylamphetamine) and is expected to next appear at the Ipswich Magistrates Court on June 15.

Detective Superintendent Jon Wacker, the Commander of the Drug and Serious Crime Group said, this arrest demonstrates the commitment of police to remove drugs and firearms from our communities and I urge members of the public with information in relation illegal drugs to contact police”.

Investigations are continuing.

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