Category Archives: Drug analysis and toxicology

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Drug charges, Gladstone

Qld Police Media August 1 2014

Police have charged a man and woman following the alleged discovery of a clandestine drugs laboratory in Toolooa yesterday.
It will be alleged a clandestine laboratory, used to produce methylamphetamines, was found in the bedroom of a Tuna Street address during the execution of a search warrant yesterday.

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Former Brisbane police officer appears in court on drug charges

The Courier Mail Tony Keim July 31, 2014

A FORMER Brisbane city police officer has fronted a Brisbane court on a number of drug offences.
Nicholas James Sheahan, 29, was not required to enter a plea when he appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court yesterday on five charges, including possessing dangerous drugs.

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Taskforce Scisco closes in on unsolved crime on the Gold Coast and police nab teen after break-ins

Gold Coast Bulletin Liz Burke July 30, 2014

A POLICE taskforce cracking down on cold cases have arrested a 16 year old after a spate of burglaries on the Gold Coast and Brisbane.
Gold Coast police executed a search warrant at a Southport address this morning and located a teen wanted for questioning after a number of break-ins at Brisbane, Logan and the Gold Coast, police said in statement.

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Forensic pioneers ARRO Supranano make Oxfordshire acquisition

The Journal July 29, 2014  Tom Keighley

UK:  Newcastle University-based award winning forensics innovators ARRO Supranano buy up Manlove Forensics Ltd

A Forensics firm in Newcastle that has pioneered new techniques for crime scene investigation has acquired an Oxfordshire forensics services business.

Newcastle University-based ARRO Supranano, who have pioneered a new test that can give detailed information about a person from one fingerprint, have acquired Oxford-based Manlove Forensics Ltd in a strategic move.

ARRO Supranano employ seven at their INEX Centre base and will operate Manlove Forensics Ltd (MFL) as a separate firm.

The Wantage-based firm operates a purpose built laboratory facility where they provide analytical services used in investigation of road traffic accidents, drugs and CCTV and audio.  Continue reading…

Rebels stood to make $19.8 million from UK drug deal: police

The Brisbane Times  July 29,  Kristian Silva

The Rebels Motorcycle Club stood to make about $19.8 million from a drug deal with a UK amphetamines supplier, police claim.

Five Tasmanian members of the club, including two stationed on the Gold Coast, have been charged after a three-month investigation came to a close on Monday.

UK police have also arrested a 27-year-old man from Kidderminster, southwest of Birmingham.  Continue reading…

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Medicinal marijuana: [NSW] Nationals MP Kevin Anderson reveals proposal to ‘license’ patients and carers

ABC News Brad Ryan 29 July 2014

Cannabis permit cards similar to drivers’ licences could be issued to terminally ill patients in New South Wales to allow them to carry medicinal marijuana.

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Clandestine laboratories located – Caloundra and Airlie Beach

QPS News 28 July 2014

A man has been charged following the discovery of an alleged clandestine laboratory at an Airlie Beach unit.  Read more

Two people, a man and a woman, are currently assisting police with their inquiries after police allegedly located a clandestine laboratory at a Caloundra unit. Read more

Head of drug ring jailed for 10 years

Townsville Bulletin Christie Anderson 26 July 2014

Christopher Robert Safi, 33, was the “operations manager” of a sophisticated drug operation which involved trafficking methamphetamines with an estimated street value of $1.7 million.

Police seized 3.5kg of methamphetamine, about round5000 MDMA pills and found mobile phone text messages related to drug trafficking during search warrants in 2011 and 2012.

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Driver in crash ‘at 0.246’

Townsville Bulletin Jane Armitstead 28 July 2014

A DRINK driver who was allegedly five times over the limit crashed into two motorcyclists in West End, causing chaos on the roads.  The riders, aged 20, were thrown off their bikes. One was rushed to Townsville Hospital in a serious, but stable condition. The other suffered minor injuries.

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Operation High Profile RBT, Brisbane

QPS News 27 July 2014

peration High Profile RBT targeting drink drivers and other traffic offences ran on both Saturday and Sunday mornings from midnight to midday with RBT sites set up in the city, Kangaroo Point and Nundah.  Over 2200 RBTs were conducted with 32 drink drivers detected, the highest alleged reading being 0.181.  There were 18 drivers who tested positive for drugs

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