Category Archives: Drug analysis and toxicology

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Man evicted from seniors complex over ‘drug lab’

Brisbane Times Kristian Silva October 2, 2014

A 62-year-old man has been evicted from a Gold Coast seniors’ complex after police allegedly found a drug lab inside his home.
Robert Turnbull intends to fight charges of possessing drug utensils when he faces court on November 20.

No bail for accused drug helper

Gold Coast Bulletin Meagan Weymes 29 September 2014 A 37-YEAR-OLD woman who allegedly helped inject a man who overdosed on fentanyl will stay behind bars after bail was denied in the Southport Magistrates Court. The court heard Sarah Wilson had a prescription for the drug, which is about 80 times stronger than morphine, for chronic pain from a knee surgery.

On September 26 Wilson allegedly helped Norman Lyttle inject the drug into his hand at a Mermaid Waters home, because he was struggling to find a vein.  Mr Lyttle went into cardiac arrest and Wilson attempted to give him first aid before calling an ambulance.


Inala siege: Gunman shot during stand-off with police in Brisbane dies

ABC News Courtney Wilson, Eric Tlozek 30 September 2014

A gunman shot by specialist police officers during a stand-off in Brisbane’s south has died.   Aerial footage of the scene showed the man leap suddenly from the car and point a gun at police just before 4pm (AEST).

Police then appeared to fire several shots at him.  Police and paramedics performed CPR on the man, but he died of his injuries.

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Officers acted in ‘self-defence’ in Inala shooting

Police incident, Inala

Gunman shot in Inala siege

Man shot dead during Inala siege

Siege: ‘No choice’ but to shoot

‘Grenade’ found in alleged bikie drug lab

Brisbane Times Marissa Calligeros 26 September 2014

A suspected hand grenade has been found inside an alleged bikie amphetamines lab in an Ipswich storage shed.  Precursor chemicals, glassware and a waste product of drug production have also been found in the storage unit.  It is understood officers from the Illicit Laboratory Investigations Team called in the Explosive Ordnance Response team after discovering the suspected grenade.

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Southport man among four charged after drugs, replica handguns found in raids

Suspicious death, Mermaid Waters

QPS News 27 September 2014

Detectives investigating the death of a 42-year-old man at Mermaid Waters yesterday have charged a 37-year-old woman with supplying a dangerous drug.

Just before 5pm police were called to an Oceanic Drive address where the man was located deceased.  It will be alleged a woman had supplied the drug Fentanyl to the man prior to his death.

A 37-year-old woman has been charged with one count of supplying a dangerous drug and is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on Monday.  Investigations are continuing into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

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Driving and drug charges, Broadbeach

QPS News 26 September 2014

The 23-year-old man, of no fixed place of abode, has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, possessing dangerous drugs, possessing property suspected of being stolen and receiving tainted property.

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Man caught with backpack of drugs and $28,000 cash at Broadbeach granted bail

Ipswich CIB and Taskforce Maxima close Operation Lima Bordeaux

Qld Police Media September 26, 2014

Detectives from Ipswich Criminal Investigation Branch and Taskforce Maxima have charged four men with drug, weapons and other offences as part of ongoing enforcement action against criminal motorcycle gangs and their networks.
As part of Operation Lima Bordeaux, police executed seven search warrants at properties including storage sheds in the greater Ipswich area, Gold Coast and Calamvale.

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