Police close protracted drug operation in Lockyer and Brisbane valleys

Police have seized drugs, fireworks, ammunition, two vehicles and cash during the closure of Operation Quebec Brazen in the Lockyer and Brisbane Valley areas.

Yesterday investigators from Forest Hill Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural) closed the protracted operation with a number of search warrants executed on properties in the local area.

Focused on the trafficking of methylaphetamine, the operational closure involved personnel from MOCS (Rural) Forest Hill, Toowoomba, Roma and Kingaroy as well as Gatton CIB, the Firearms and Cannabis Team, Dog Squad, Lowood, Gatton, Esk and Toogoolawah stations.

As a result, eight people were arrested on 46 charges. During the searches police seized approximately 90 grams of methylamphetamine, a small quantity of cannabis, fireworks, ammunition and $7080 in cash. Four vehicles, believed to be proceeds of crimes committed, have also been seized.

A 32-year-old Vernor man was charged with 25 offences including trafficking, 15 counts of supply dangerous drug, possessing property obtained from trafficking, possess dangerous drugs, possess controlled drugs and possess utensils. He is due to appear in Ipswich Magistrates Court today.

Other charges include:

  • A 50-year-old Adare man was charged with three drug offences.
  • A 22-year-old Adare man was charged with seven offences.
  • A 26-year-old Fernvale man was charged with three drug offences.
  • A 33-year-old Mount Hallen man was charged with three drug offences.
  • A 35-year-old Wanora woman was charged with two drug offences.
  • A 35-year-old Lowood woman was charged with one drug offence.
  • A 41-year-old Lowood man was charged with two offences.

“This is a significant result for police committed to keeping this area safe for all residents. We encourage anyone with information about suspicious activity to contact us,” Detective Sergeant Troy Whittle of Forest Hill MOCS (Rural) said.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

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

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