Police Lay Drug Supply Charges At Coolum Beach

Sunshine Coast police have charged two people over alleged drug trafficking offences, as part of an operation aimed at identifying and disrupting drug supply syndicates in the region.

On March 9, general duties police intercepted a Nissan Pulsar that was travelling along David Low Way in Coolum Beach, with two occupants inside.

Officers completed a roadside drug test of the driver, 30-year-old Landsborough man, who allegedly returned a positive result.

During a search of the vehicle, officers also allegedly located and seized quantities of cocaine, methylamphetamine, MDMA and cannabis.

The 30-year-old man was issued a Notice to Appear in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court on May 14, for three counts of possessing dangerous drugs, one count each of possessing anything used in commission of crime, possessing utensils, and driving while relevant drug is present in saliva.

Police further allege the passenger, a 26-year-old Landsborough woman, was also in possession of a quantity of cocaine and a set of scales.

She was issued a Notice to Appear in the Noosa Magistrates Court on April 2 for possessing dangerous drugs and possessing anything used in the commission of a crime.

Following extensive investigations, on Friday, May 17, police charged the woman with a further 52 offences, including 48 counts of supplying dangerous drugs (cocaine, methylamphetamine, MDMA and cannabis), and one count of trafficking dangerous drugs (cannabis).

She is due to appear at Maroochydore Magistrates Court on May 22.

Sergeant Joel Bryant said police are working tirelessly to stop the supply and movement of illicit drugs throughout the community.

He encourages anyone who notices any suspicious behaviour, to report it to police.

“Our community’s continued reporting of suspicious behaviour to Crime Stoppers, ensures those that seek to profit from peddling these poisons in our community, are apprehended, and held to account.”

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

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