BUST: Gayndah Police laid 18 drug charges in a single day on July 4.
BUST: Gayndah Police laid 18 drug charges in a single day on July 4. File

Eight people face 18 charges after Gayndah drug bust

EIGHTEEN drug-related charges were laid against eight people during a one-day drug blitz in Gayndah last week.

Acting Sergeant Brian Nugent said Gayndah police were assisted by the Wide Bay Tactical Crime Squad and the Maryborough Criminal Investigation Branch during the operation on Thursday.

The charges were for supplying and possessing dangerous drugs, including ice, and possessing drug-related things (utensils).

A property-related offence was also revealed as stolen items from an orchard were recovered at one of the addresses.

"The fact that we've recovered property at a drug address proves drug activities are linked to property crime,” Sgt Nugent said.

"You don't go to a normal person's house and find stolen gear and drugs.”

Sgt Nugent said the charges were laid against both repeat offenders and those who had not been previously known to police.

He said officers were keen to work with the community and would welcome tip-offs to help tackle crime in the region.

"Two thousand sets of eyes are better than two,” Sgt Nugent said.


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