Drugs and weapons charges, Darling Downs

The Darling Downs District Tactical Crime Squad has charged two men with drugs and weapons charges following a number of raids in the Toowoomba area, Queensland Police say.

It will be alleged a series of search warrants were executed today with police seizing a loaded .22 Magnum revolver, flick knives, cash and illicit drugs including MDMA tablets, cannabis, steroids and assorted drug paraphernalia.

A 20-year-old Middle Ridge man was charged with possession of dangerous drug after officers allegedly located and seized 20 vials of steroids and a quantity of MDMA tablets.

He will appear in Toowoomba Magistrates Court on October 5.

A 20-year-old North Toowoomba man was charged with major possession of a dangerous drug after officers allegedly located and seized approximately 35 grams of illicit drug cocaine and 45 steroid tablets.

He will appear in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court on October 5.

Investigations are continuing and further charges are anticipated.

A subsequent search of a local motel was conducted with four men and a woman currently assisting police with their inquiries.

At this time no charges have been laid however investigations indicate multiple weapons, possession and supply of illicit drugs charges are likely.

The revolver has been identified as stolen from a burglary in the Darling Downs District last year.

Detective Inspector Dave Isherwood said the community is concerned about the negative impact of drug use, and operations such as this will continue to reduce drug related crime in the area.

“Today’s intelligence driven tactical actions were undertaken to identify and reduce drug and weapons crime and the indirect results of such unlawful community wide.

“I urge community members to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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