Results from the southwest drug raid.
Results from the southwest drug raid. Contributed

Southwest drug raid

DETECTIVES from Charleville, Cunnamulla, St George and Roma conducted an operation throughout the Charleville Patrol Group targeting drug and associated offences.

Over a three-day period, from Monday, February 5 to Thursday, February 8, detectives covered 800 kilometres through Cunnamulla, Yowah, Thargomindah, Quilpie and Charleville to conduct the operation.

Throughout the investigation 21 warrants were executed, resulting in 16 offenders being identified and charged for drug-related offences.

A further 34 charges relating to drug offences have now been laid with the accused persons due to appear in the magistrate's court in the next 28 days.

Over the three days, police charged the offenders with charges including possession of dangerous drugs, mainly being cannabis and methyl amphetamine, utensils used for the use of dangerous drugs, supplying dangerous drugs, burglary and drug driving.

The operation was a joint force with the Roma Police Patrol Group and followed on from a drug operation in the Maranoa region.

"Police will continue to target drug offences throughout southwest Queensland,” Charleville Acting Officer in Charge Kimberley Proudlock said.

"I would like to remind residents that alcohol is a drug and alcohol-fuelled offences will continue to be a police priority.”