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Police net 'ice' worth $20,000

The Illicit Laboratory Investigation Team process a drug lab that was found in the back of a car in Bundaberg on Thursday night.
The Illicit Laboratory Investigation Team process a drug lab that was found in the back of a car in Bundaberg on Thursday night. Max Fleet

THE scourge of crystal methamphetamine has reared its ugly head again, after more than $20,000 worth of the illicit drug was seized in the city on Thursday night.

Bundaberg Criminal Investigation Branch Detective Senior Sergeant Joe Hildred said officers intercepted a white Mitsubishi Lancer outside McDonald's on Takalvan St shortly before midnight.

"A search of the vehicle revealed a box lab and other drug items including (about) 20g of crystal methamphetamine," he said.

"It will be alleged (the box lab) would have been used to recently produce methamphetamine."

The Illicit Laboratory Investigation Team arrived from Brisbane yesterday to process the drug lab.

Twenty-eight-year-old Ipswich man Tobyn Lee

Livermore was arrested and charged with 10 offences including allegedly producing and possessing a dangerous drug, stealing licence plates and four counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

Livermore appeared briefly in Bundaberg Magistrates Court yesterday afternoon where he made no application for bail.

He has been remanded in custody to reappear on August 24.

Det Snr Sgt Hildred said it was a coincidence that

Livermore was charged one day after a 22-year-old man was charged for allegedly possessing 0.65g of the same drug - street name, ice - on Wednesday night.

"I put it down to very good police work," he said.

"We have a very good strike rate on people who are allegedly committing these offences.

"This type of arrest demonstrates how active we are in the community."

He said any type of drug found in Bundaberg was a concern to police.

"Police are constantly battling this scourge in this society," he said.

Topics:  bundaberg crystal meth drugs ice police



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