Police arrest two in drug raids

DRUGS, a snake and handcuffs were all discovered by Childers police yesterday when they raided four Isis properties as part of their ongoing Operation Celtic, which focuses on the supply and consumption of dangerous drugs.

Sergeant Geoff Fay said Childers police, Biggenden police and the Wide Bay Tactical Crime Squad raided four homes.

Police swooped on properties at North Isis Road, Childers; Oliver's Road, Goodwood; Norman Street, Cordalba; and the Isis Highway at Childers.

Two people were charged with various offences including possession of dangerous drugs and possession of items connected to drugs.

The person arrested at North Isis Road was also charged with possession of prohibited wildlife after a carpet python was found at the address.

Another person arrested at Norman Street was also charged with possessing a restricted weapon after police found handcuffs.

Both people will appear in Childers Magistrates Court on April 15.

Three other people were drug-diverted for possession of cannabis and related items.

A further suspect is still being interviewed by police after a well-established hydroponic system was found, with full electricity and air-conditioning, at the Isis Highway property.

Police found 15 plants and about 500g of cannabis inside the room.

Sgt Fay said the raid had resulted from information from member of the public.



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