Police charge eight people on more than 100 offences after raids at Logan

Logan District police have busted a significant drug trafficking ring in south east Queensland after charging eight people on 102 offences.

The charges come after police executed multiple search warrants on June 17 and June 22 at four residences in Beaudesert, Tilley, Flagstone and Gleneagle. It is alleged police uncovered drugs, drug utensils, stolen goods and weapons including knuckle dusters, throwing daggers and a tomahawk knife.

Police also allegedly seized items including multiple mobile phones, laptops and SIM cards.

Logan CIB Detective Inspector Tod Reid said the charges reflect police’s ongoing commitment to disrupting criminal activity in the area.

“The charges are the result of an extensive, ongoing investigation into the alleged distribution and trafficking of methamphetamine, which is an incredibly dangerous drug.

“The distribution – and subsequent use – of drugs of this nature will only ever result in negative outcomes. These raids reflect our ongoing commitment to disrupting criminal activity and keeping our community safe.”

The alleged drug trafficking charges highlighted below relate primarily to methamphetamine.

Details of charges

A 31-year-old Beaudesert man was charged with 52 counts of supplying dangerous drugs, one count of possessing utensil and one count of trafficking dangerous drugs. He was refused bail and will appear in the Beaudesert Magistrates Court on August 18.

A 40-year-old Beaudesert man was charged with 10 counts of supplying dangerous drugs, one count of trafficking dangerous drugs, one count of possessing property suspected of being the proceeds of an offence, one count of possessing anything for use in the commission of crime, one count of possessing utensil, one count of obstructing police, and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon, alleged to be knuckledusters and a telescopic baton. He was refused bail and will appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on August 18.

A 35-year-old Beaudesert man was charged with one count of possessing dangerous drugs, one count of possessing utensil, one count of failing to dispose of needle and syringe, and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon. He will appear in the Beaudesert Magistrates Court on July 7.

A 19-year-old Flagstaff woman was charged with nine counts of supplying dangerous drugs, one count of trafficking dangerous drugs and one count of possessing instruction for producing dangerous drugs. She was refused bail and will appear in the Beaudesert Magistrates Court on August 18.

A 40-year-old Beaudesert man was charged with one count of possessing dangerous drugs, one count of possessing utensil, one count of possessing explosives, one count of failing to dispose of needle and syringe and one count of possessing anything used in commission of offence. He will appear in the Beaudesert Magistrates Court on August 18.

A 51-year-old Beaudesert woman was charged with one count of permitting use of place and one count of possessing utensil. She will appear in the Beaudesert Magistrates Court on July 14.

A 46-year-old Kooralbyn man was charged with one count of trafficking dangerous drugs, one count of supplying dangerous drugs, one count of producing dangerous drugs, one count of possessing dangerous drugs and one count of possessing anything used in the commission of crime. He will appear in the Beaudesert Magistrates Court on 21 July.

A 42-year-old Gleneagle man was charged with one count of supplying dangerous drugs, one count of possessing dangerous drugs, one count of possessing utensil, one count of possessing a thing used in connection with a Drugs Misuse Act offence, and one count of failing to store ammunition securely. He will appear in the Beaudesert Magistrates Court on 28 July.

Investigations are ongoing.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day or call 1800 333 000.

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