GOTCHA: NQ police land big-time drug figure

North Queensland police have arrested and charged a man with more than 50 drug related offences, including trafficking and supply, after an ongoing operation.

Officers from the Mount Isa Tactical Crime Squad arrested a Parkside man and charged him with 55 offences in relation to the distribution of illicit drugs including MDMA/ecstasy and cannabis.

The arrest was part of an ongoing drug operation by the squad.

The 19-year-old was arrested on Friday after police executed a search warrant at a Mount Isa address where they allegedly located dangerous drugs, drug utensils and drug paraphernalia.

Some of the drugs found in the man's Mount Isa home.
Some of the drugs found in the man's Mount Isa home.

He has been charged with one count of trafficking, 41 counts of supplying a dangerous drug and several other drug related offences relating to the alleged possession of dangerous drug, drug utensils and property suspected as having been acquired for the purpose of committing a drug offence.

He is due to appear in the Mount Isa Magistrates Court on March 24.

Sergeant Joel Bryant, Officer in Charge of the Mount Isa District Tactical Crime Squad said his team remain focused and committed to dismantling drug supply within the local community.

"We appreciate the ongoing assistance and support of our community who provide information to disrupt these illicit syndicates and I encourage more people to come forward," he said.

The operation is ongoing and police investigations are continuing.

Originally published as GOTCHA: NQ police land big-time drug figure


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