DRUG BUST: Five charged after multiple Chinchilla homes raided. Pic: Alex Coppel.
DRUG BUST: Five charged after multiple Chinchilla homes raided. Pic: Alex Coppel.

UPDATE: 16-year-old one of five charged during drug raids

OPERATION Impede is in full swing as Chinchilla police continue to crackdown on drugs in the Western Downs district - charging five people with 13 drug related offences after four homes were raided.

The raids uncovered common dangerous drugs found in Chinchilla such as methamphetamine and cannabis, although the hallucinogenic drugs, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT), were also seized.

A Chinchilla police spokeswoman said the hallucinogenic drugs were seized from a Pilkington St address along with cannabis, on Tuesday, September 15, about 11am.

A Queensland Police Service spokeswoman said in relation to the warrant a 22-year-old Chinchilla mas was issued with a notice to appear for possessing dangerous drugs.

"Police located a quantity of dangerous drugs including methylamphetamine and cannabis as well as drug utensils such as homemade pipes and scales," she said.

On the same day, a search warrant was executed at a Barnsley St home which uncovered methamphetamine, and resulted in a 38-year-old Chinchilla man issued with a notice to appear on October 15.

The QPS spokeswoman said the man is facing; possession of dangerous drugs, possession of utensils, and possess property suspected of having been used in connection with the commission of a drug offence.

"Police seized a quantity of methylamphetamine, a small sum of cash, and utensils such as clip seal bags and scales," she said.

After a warrant was also executed at a Wambo St address, police uncovered cannabis plants along with various other drug related items.

The QPS spokeswoman said the findings resulted in, "a 16-year-old Chinchilla boy (being) issued with a notice to appear for possession of a utensil.

"Police (also) located a small number of cannabis plants, seeds and drug utensils.

"A 52-year-old Chinchilla woman was issued with a notice to appear on October 15 for possessing dangerous drugs, producing dangerous drugs, and possessing anything used in the commission of a crime."

The remaining home raided was located on North St, the spokeswoman said a 35-year-old Chinchilla woman was issued with a notice to appear after police seized a quantity of cannabis and various drug utensils including scales and pipes.

The warrants are the latest to be executed as part of Operation Impede - which has resulted in Chinchilla and Tara Police charging 31 locals with 90 offences with 18 homes were raided by officers in August.

More recently a 58-year-old Tara woman was busted running a cannabis farm, and tried to hide her plants from police during the raid.

It occurred on September 6, when police searched a property on Machaness Rd and found over 200 cannabis plants, 50 grams of cannabis, utensils, and other items used in the production of dangerous drugs.

The woman was charged with one count each of producing dangerous drugs, possessing dangerous drugs, obstructing police, possessing drug utensils and possessing anything used in the commission of a drug crime.


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