Bikies to face court on drug charges after tip-off

UPDATE MONDAY: A tip-off to police has resulted in five members of an outlaw motorcyle gang facing the force of the law on Monday morning, charged with dangerous drugs offences and illegal gang activities.

Raids over the weekend in Calliope, Agnes Water, Mt Morgan, and the Gold Coast resulted in a series of charges for the long-standing (more than 20 years) members of the Odin's Warriors.

>> Flashback: Bikie gangs set up in Gladstone to grow drug empires

Police will allege in court in Gladstone members of that gang, and a number of other people closely linked to them, have been trafficking and supplying methylamphetamine and cannabis and growing cannabis on rural properties.

Calliope resident Tina Skyring-Quirk was surprised to hear there had been a search in her town.

"Calliope is a strong family-orientated community," she said.

"This (raid) will just make us stronger and more aware of what's going on in our neighbourhood and to look out for one another more."

Gladstone MP Glenn Butcher said he supported the VLAD laws, although his party was reviewing them.

"I'd be surprised if the laws that are in place are relaxed at all," he said.

"We will take a very tough stance on this."

Two Captain Creek men aged 56 and 32 face trafficking and supply charges.

A 58-year-old Agnes Water man and a 60-year-old Mount Morgan man have been charged with participating in a criminal organisation and "knowingly being present in a public placewhilst members in a criminal organisation".

The fifth man, also charged with the latter offence, lives on the Gold Coast.

SUNDAY: In the past 24 hours a number of search warrants have been executed in Agnes Water and Calliope as part of a Task Force Maxima drug trafficking operation.

Two Gladstone members of the Odins Warriors Criminal Motorcycle Gang have been charged with the serious offences of trafficking, supplying dangerous drugs and producing dangerous drugs.

They will appear in the Gladstone Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Two men from the Gold Coast and Mount Morgan have also been charged.


JOBS GALORE: 10 Western Downs jobs you can apply for now

Premium Content JOBS GALORE: 10 Western Downs jobs you can apply for now

HERE are ten jobs in the Western Downs you can apply for right now.

WRAP UP: Top 10 stories from the Western Downs

Premium Content WRAP UP: Top 10 stories from the Western Downs

FROM a double amputee experiencing the world to a man allegedly releasing dogs on...

Local assaults man after he called him a “fat c--t”

Premium Content Local assaults man after he called him a “fat c--t”

A ST George man has assaulted another man after being called a “fat f--k” and “fat...