Drugs and lab located at Ipswich

Police have charged three people following the seizure of drugs and a clandestine drug lab at an Ipswich residence over the weekend.

As part of a drug trafficking operation, detectives from the Crime and Intelligence Command’s Organised Crime Gangs Group executed five search warrants on Saturday (May 8) at premises in Ipswich, North Stradbroke Island and Cleveland.

During a search of a Murphy Street Ipswich address, investigators located a commercial pill press and illicit laboratory equipment suspected of being used to produce MDMA. Approximately 60 pills suspected to be MDMA were also located at same address.

Specialist officers from the Illicit Laboratory Investigation Team (ILIT) and Ipswich District attended the location to remove the items.

Three people were arrested at the scene and charged with drug offences.

A 38-year-old St George man and 28-year-old Ipswich woman were charged with one count each of possession of a relevant thing and possession of a dangerous drug.

A 34-year-old Dunwich man was charged with possession of a relevant thing.

All are expected to appear in Ipswich Magistrates Court on June 8.

Investigations are ongoing.

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