Category Archives: Drug analysis and toxicology

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Drug report: Use of crystal methamphetamine or ‘ice’ rising rapidly among intravenous drug users

ABC News Jessica Kidd 20 October 2014

Heroin is still the drug of choice for injectors but the use of crystal methamphetamine, also known as ice, is rising rapidly, a snapshot of drug use across Australia has found.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-20/ice-use-in-australia-rising-rapidly-drug-report-says/5827042

MORETON ISLAND SEARCH WARRANTS – DRUGS & WEAPONS LOCATED

QPS News 18 October 2014

Yesterday and today Detectives from Task Force Maxima executed simultaneous search at Bulwer on Moreton Island. Searches of were also made of a number of fishing vessels with the assistance of Brisbane Water Police. This operation was targeted at the unlawful activities of participants of the Bandidos Criminal Motorcycle gang.

These searches resulted in the location of unlicensed weapons, a homemade handgun, a crossbow, cannabis, $3900 in cash and other drug paraphernalia.

http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/blog/2014/10/18/moreton-island-search-warrants-drugs-weapons-located/

Prisons defend Baden-Clay drug testing

Brisbane Times Kristian Silva 17  October 2014

The Queensland Government has defended highly sensitive drug detection machines used to scan prison visitors after Gerard Baden-Clay’s father repeatedly tested positive for the main chemical in marijuana.

It is understood traces of the tetrahydrocannabinol were found during four prison visits Nigel Baden-Clay made to the Wolston Correctional Centre to see his son Gerard between August and October.

Mr Baden-Clay has strongly denied any links to illegal drugs and Fairfax Media is not suggesting any impropriety.

Operation Mike Publish, North Brisbane

Qld Police Media October 15, 2014

Detectives from North Brisbane Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) have today closed a significant operation targeting anti-social behaviour and squatting in the Aspley area.
Operation Mike Publish commenced this morning in two, short-term and residential parks on Gympie Road, Aspley as police executed eight search warrants.
Preliminary figures indicate 19 people were charged with 47 offences including stealing, drug possession/supply, drug driving and various traffic offences.

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Police seize drugs, weapons and ammunition during Highland park raids

Gold Coast Bulletin Robyn Wuth October 15, 2014

POLICE from the Rapid Action Patrol group have stormed a home at Highland Park this morning seizing drugs and weapons.
The raids was part of a larger operation targeting the northern end of the Gold Coast.
Police were forced to break down the door after the occupants of the Perth Square home refused to open the door to police.
A quantity of amphetamines, weapons and ammunition were seized.
A woman has been taken into custody and is expected to face a number of charges.

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Toowoomba ram rage leaves 10 vehicles damaged

Brisbane Times October 16, 2014

A 4WD driver who allegedly rammed nine other vehicles in a Queensland regional city has been charged with dangerous driving…
The 29-year-old man has now been charged with three counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, two counts each of endangering the safety of a person in a vehicle with intent, failure to comply with duties of a driver involved in a crash, public nuisance and one count each of obstructing police, driving under the influence and possessing dangerous drugs.

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Wanted man remanded in custody

Townsville Bulletin EMMA CHANNON  October 16, 2014

A “DANGEROUS” wanted criminal who allegedly tried to ram a police car, has agreed to undergo disease testing after an officer was injured during his arrest.
Shane Allan Budge, 45, was cornered by three unmarked police vehicles at an Idalia ­service station on Tuesday, when he sped forward and into one of the cars, police allege.

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