Category Archives: Drug analysis and toxicology

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Cocaine abuse at Gold Coast Suns’ AFL club identified in intelligence reports

Gold Coast Bulletin Carly Crawford, Jeremy Pierce & Neale Grundy Herald Sun February 26, 2015

FORMER Suns player Campbell Brown has told an online chat show he did not see any evidence of illicit substance abuse among teammates when he was on the Gold Coast.
Brown made the comment during a segment with new Suns coach Rodney Eade on’s First Bounce program this morning after widespread media reports that Suns players had been the subject of a police investigation into allegations some were supplying and using cocaine dating as far back as 2012.

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 Gold Coast Titans drug scandal…

Remember the man who got stuck on the tracks? He has to do rehab before next court date

Gold Coast Bulletin Meagan Weymes  February 26, 2015

A MAN who allegedly got his car wedged on the tram tracks while four times over the legal limit will start rehab before his next court appearance.
Peter Andrew McGrath, 38, appeared in the Southport Magistrates Court this morning charged with drink driving.

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Qld Police Media Feb. 26, 2015

Earlier today officers from Taskforce Maxima arrested a 33-year-old Carrara man as a result of drug investigations relating to the Mongols Criminal Gang.
Police will allege they intercepted the male in the car park of a Broadbeach holiday apartment and a subsequent search located a hunting knife, cannabis, methylamphetmines and approximately $7000 cash.
The male was arrested and charged with three counts of possession of dangerous drugs and one count each of supply dangerous drug, possession of knife in public place, possession of property used in a drug offence, breach of bail and possession of proceeds of crime.

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Charleville drug driving blitz results worry police

ABC News Chrissy Arthur and Ash Moore 25 February 2015

Charleville police in south-west Queensland say they are concerned with the results of a weekend campaign to test drivers in the community for drugs.
Senior Sergeant Adrian Rieck said officers performed more than 70 random drug tests, with eight people testing positive to driving under the influence of drugs, and one person failing to supply a sample.
Another five had traces of drugs in their systems but readings were not sufficient for further action.
Senior Sergeant Rieck said that indicates about one in four people tested had used drugs.

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Police warn drug users take big gamble using products made in filthy labs that could kill

Gold Coast Bulletin Mackenzie Ravn February 26, 2015

IT could kill you or give you a high similar to your morning cup of coffee.
That is the gamble illicit drug users are taking every time they consume a substance with little or no knowledge of where it has been made and what it contains.
State Drug Squad synthetic drugs investigation specialist detective Acting Sergeant Clay Butler has seen it all, having dismantled more than 100 clandestine drug labs, and says the labs are disgusting.

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Island criminals will be caught, warn Queensland Police

Brisbane Times Jorge Branco February 25, 2015

Queensland police’s anti-bikie taskforce say their latest drug arrest shows even those living in isolated areas are not above the law.
On Tuesday police charged an alleged Bandidos associate and his partner from Macleay Island, in Moreton Bay, with drug offences.

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Queensland sergeant quits after found with ice, steroids

Brisbane Times February 25, 2015

A Queensland police sergeant has resigned after he was caught with methamphetamine, steroids and sleeping pills.
Kester Clyde Elliott, 36, pleaded guilty in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday to possessing dangerous and restricted drugs and a glass pipe.
The former operation support command officer was nabbed by detectives from the Crime and Corruption Commission on February 4.
The court heard detectives, acting on a tip-off, followed Elliott to a drug deal in Fortitude Valley on the night of February 4.

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