November 28, 2019

Five people have been charged after a series of drugs raids in Goomeri on Wednesday morning.

Senior Constable Lorenzo Marabini said Goomeri police joined with Gympie detectives and officers from the Southern Police Region to execute six search warrants simultaneously on various Goomeri addresses.

The raids were dubbed “Operation Elimination – Goomeri”.

Police allegedly seized cannabis and drug utensils during the searches.

Snr Constable Marabini said four men aged between 22 and 55 will appear in Murgon Magistrates Court in December, and a 67-year-old woman will appear in the same court a month later.

They will face a total of 11 charges but police expect to lay further charges in the coming weeks.

Snr Constable Marabini said the operation was designed to eliminate the supply and use of dangerous drugs in Goomeri.

“It is a sad misconception that some dangerous drugs are harmless and don’t hurt anyone, however this leads to other offences and community issues in rural towns,” he said.

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