Police drug squad detectives search the house in Avoca where a woman was found dead on Monday.
Police drug squad detectives search the house in Avoca where a woman was found dead on Monday. Max Fleet

Drug link to death home

THE POLICE drug squad has searched a home in Avoca where Tenille Hass was found dead earlier this week.

Bundaberg police Detective Senior Sergeant Joe Hildred said officers found some of the makings of a clandestine speed lab when they searched the home on Tuesday afternoon.

“A search of the premises has uncovered a number of dangerous chemicals and equipment used in the process of making methyl amphetamine and what appeared to be a number of by-products used in a past ‘cook',” Det Snr Sgt Hildred said.

Officers from the state drug squad travelled from Brisbane to remove the chemicals from the house yesterday morning.

Det Snr Sgt Hildred said an analysis of the chemicals would be done and further investigations were continuing.

He said the owner of the house was helping police with their inquiries.

The searches follow the discovery of Miss Hass's body early Monday morning, after police were called to attend a disturbance in the quiet cul-de-sac.

Bill Thompson, who lives a few houses down from the home, said he was not surprised when he heard drugs had been found in the house.

“There was a different crowd always coming and going,” he said.

Mr Thompson said he had little to do with those who lived in the house, except for when they occasionally came to borrow his telephone.

Police have maintained a presence at the home since Monday, with a scenes of crime tent and a police car still out the front of the cordoned-off home yesterday.



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