Ten people charged after police operation
QUEENSLAND Police have charged ten people on 33 charges following the execution of search warrants in Longreach, Barcaldine and Blackall in the past week.
Officers from Longreach Criminal Investigation Branch together with officers from the Stock and Rural Crime Investigations Squad and uniform officers from Aramac, Barcaldine and Blackall executed a total of 12 search warrants between November 16 and November 19.
The charges include two counts of possessing unregistered rifles, four counts of possessing dangerous drugs and eight counts of possessing drug utensils.
As part of the operation a 44-year-old Park Avenue man was charged with 16 counts of supplying dangerous drugs and one count each of trafficking dangerous drugs and contravening a requirement.
The charges relate to the alleged supplying of cannabis and methylamphetamine to the Rockhampton area over a period of 12 months.
He is due to appear in Rockhampton Magistrates Court on December 12.
The rest of those charged will appear in Blackall Magistrates Court and Barcaldine Magistrates Court on February 20 next year.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should phone Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800333000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries phone Policelink on 131444 or Policelink.qld.gov.au 24hrs a day.