Police have seized drugs, fireworks, ammunition, two vehicles and cash during the closure of Operation Quebec Brazen in the Lockyer and Brisbane Valley areas.
Yesterday investigators from Forest Hill Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural) closed the operation with a number of search warrants executed on properties in the local area.
Operation Quebec Brazen focused on the trafficking of methamphetamine with personnel from MOCS (Rural) Forest Hill, Toowoomba, Roma and Kingaroy as well as Gatton CIB, the Firearms and Cannabis Team, Dog Squad, Lowood, Gatton, Esk and Toogoolawah stations all participating.
As a result, eight people were arrested on 46 charges. During the searches, police seized approximately 90 grams of methamphetamine, a small quantity of cannabis, fireworks, ammunition and $7080 in cash. Four vehicles, believed to be proceeds of crimes committed, were also seized.
A 32-year-old Vernor man was charged with 25 offences including trafficking, 15 counts of supply dangerous drug, possessing property obtained from trafficking, possess dangerous drugs, possess controlled drugs and possess utensils. He appeared in Ipswich Magistrates Court yesterday.
Other charges include:
- A 50-year-old Adare man was charged with three drug offences.
- A 22-year-old Adare man was charged with seven offences.
- A 26-year-old Fernvale man was charged with three drug offences.
- A 33-year-old Mount Hallen man was charged with three drug offences.
- A 35-year-old Wanora woman was charged with two drug offences.
- A 35-year-old Lowood woman was charged with one drug offence.
- A 41-year-old Lowood man was charged with two offences.
This is a significant result for police committed to keeping this area safe for all residents with police encouraging anyone with information about suspicious activity to contact them.