Drug seizure in Monto

Monto police seized 22 grams of cannabis in a household search on January 3.
Monto police seized 22 grams of cannabis in a household search on January 3. Luka Kauzlaric

TWO Monto residents will face the magistrate charged with drug possession.

Police seized about 22 grams of marijuana and one utensil in a household search on January 13.

Both offenders, a 56-year-old-man and a 47-year-old woman, were charged with possession of a dangerous drug and possession of a utensil used to smoke a dangerous drug.

Senior constable Matt Stark from Monto Police said the arrest was executed thanks to reports from townspeople.

"Our role as police officers is to prevent and detect crime occurring within the community,” Const Stark said.

"We will continue to liaise with our local community members to gather intelligence for drug related offences which will enable us to actively execute search warrants in the Monto township to disrupt the supply and demand of dangerous drugs in the area.

"I would encourage anybody who has information relating to suspected drug activity to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or Monto Police Station on 41661211.”

The offenders will both appear in the Biloela Magistrates Court on January 31.

In addition to drug seizures, police have also been busy cracking down on drink driving.

Police intercepted a vehicle along Oxley St, Monto for a random breath test on December 31.

The driver of the vehicle, a 21-year-old woman provided a positive roadside test and was taken to Monto Police Station.

The woman was charged with driving whilst over the zero limit and later released.

"Incidents like this are not out of place, but it was a low reading and not part of any operation,” Const Stark said.

The charged woman will appear in the Biloela Magistrates Court on January 24.

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