Woman charged over massive drug haul
AN ELLIOTT HEADS drug bust has netted $30,000 worth of amphetamines and $14,500 in cash.
A 55-year-old woman has been charged with possessing dangerous drugs and further charges are expected to be laid.
Bundaberg Criminal Investigation Branch Detective Sergeant Andrew Self said a search of a car led detectives to an Elliott Heads home yesterday.
“Police from Bundaberg intercepted a vehicle out at Elliott Heads,” he said.
“A search of that vehicle police located a significant quantity of amphetamine and cash on a 55-year-old woman.
“Subsequent to that search police then executed a search warrant at that suspect’s address in Elliott Heads.
“From that search police ultimately located $14,500 in cash and about 30g of amphetamine which has a street value of $30,000.
Det Sgt Self said the haul was significant for Bundaberg and also included medication.
“It is a significant haul for police to get that sort of quantity at one place at one time,” he said.
“Obviously we’ll have to conduct forensic testing to determine the purity of each sample.
“There’s some prescription medication, again we’ll have to get that analysed to determine what that is but we suspect that will be medication used in the production of amphetamine.
“Police expect to lay further charges but investigations are continuing in relation to further serious drug related matters.”
Det Sgt Self said police were committed to getting drugs off our streets.
“Amphetamine is a big problem not only in Bundaberg but everywhere throughout the state,” he said.
“Any opportunity we get to remove a sum like this from the community is a good score.”
The woman will front Bundaberg Magistrates Court today.