Police lay drug trafficking charges at Blackbutt

Police have charged a 60-year-old woman with multiple drug offences following a drug operation in Blackbutt.

It will be alleged, the Blackbutt woman trafficked more than $83,700 worth of drugs including ice amphetamines in the Blackbutt, Yarraman, and Nanango communities over a six-month period.

She has been charged with one count of drug trafficking, 62 counts of supplying dangerous drugs, two counts of receiving property obtained from drug trafficking/supply and one count each of attempting to pervert justice and possessing property used in the commission of a drug offence.

She is due to appear in Kingaroy Magistrates Court today.

Southern Regional Crime Coordinator, Detective Acting Superintendent Mat Kelly said the arrest was the result of the local community working with police to reduce the prevalence of illicit drugs in rural areas.

“These operations, supported by local intelligence and valuable information from across the community, will continue to be conducted across the South West District and throughout the Southern Policing Region,” Detective Acting Superintendent Kelly said.

“By disrupting criminal behaviour in this way, we aim to deter future offending.

“This week’s operation was a cooperative effort between the Murgon Criminal Investigation Branch, Burnett Tactical Action Team (BTAT) and uniform staff from Yarraman, Blackbutt and Nanango.”

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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