Mum, teen and truckie face meth charges
POLICE are continuing to target drug users in the community, with nearly a dozen people charged for drug-related offences in Dalby Magistrates Court this week.
A 19-year-old Dalby man's residence was raided by police on the morning of July 16 while he was out.
They discovered three cannabis grinders, a set of scales and a bong.
Nearly 140 grams of the drug was found at the residence, of the leafy variety.
A 17-year-old girl also faced charges related to the consumption of methylamphetamine after a spoon and a pipe were found in her handbag.
Most disturbingly, according to Magistrate Kay Ryan, was the apparently habitual use of methylamphetamine by a truck driver of 30 years' driving experience.
The court heard he used the drug to keep to his deadlines, which involve 12-14 hour shifts of driving.
A Dalby mother was also found to have used the same illegal drug with a group of other women on a "hen's night", the court heard.
She tested positive in a roadside drug test the next morning.
Magistrate Ryan said she "cringed" at the rising frequency of drug use in the community.