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Man, 60, Faces Drug Charges

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Bags of dried cannabis allegedly seized by Kingaroy detectives earlier this week (Photo: QPS)

June 14, 2018

A 60-year-old man has been summonsed to appear in court to face drug charges after detectives allegedly located two kilos of dried cannabis during a raid earlier this week.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, detectives from the Kingaroy Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural), executed a number of search warrants on rural properties in the South Burnett.

Police allegedly located the cannabis during one of these searches.

The man will face charges of producing dangerous drugs, possessing dangerous drugs (excess quantity) and possessing drug utensils.

He will appear in Kingaroy Magistrates Court next month.

“Police rely heavily on community information in their efforts to combat drug offences in rural areas,” Detective Sergeant Mark Ferling said.

“I encourage members of the public to continue supplying information to their local police or Crime Stoppers.”

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Two more juveniles have been charged following a string of incidents in Murgon, Cherbourg and Tiaro.

A 16-year-old youth appeared in the Murgon Children’s Court on Wednesday charged with car theft, break and enter, attempted robbery and wilful damage of a police car.

He was refused bail and will re-appear in Murgon Children’s Court on June 20.

A 14-year-old boy was charged with break and enter, two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and stealing petrol.

He was bailed on strict conditions and will also reappear in court on June 20.

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