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Dob in a Callide Dawson druggie

CRACK DOWN: Biloela Police Constable Phil Marshall with some of the drugs confiscated recently. Police and Crime Stoppers are encouraging Callide and Dawson residents to give information on drug crimes to Crime stoppers.
CRACK DOWN: Biloela Police Constable Phil Marshall with some of the drugs confiscated recently. Police and Crime Stoppers are encouraging Callide and Dawson residents to give information on drug crimes to Crime stoppers.

NIKKI Colfs wants your help in the fight against drugs.

Detective Sergeant Colfs of Biloela CIB, the police representative on the newly formed Biloela Crime Stoppers committee run by volunteers, is calling for the community to fight back against drugs.

The detective is backing a campaign called Drugs Suck the Life Out of Communities, which encourages people to provide information about drug offences to Crime Stoppers.

The campaign is run by Queensland Police in co-operation with Crime Stoppers.

The Dial in a Druggie campaign, called Operation Bounce by the police, runs for a week from Monday.

Detective Sergeant Colfs says information from Callide and Dawson residents provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers is passed to Biloela CIB.

The officer gave a run-down of drug offences in Biloela over the past six weeks.

A Mount Morgan man in his 40s will appear in Rockhampton Supreme Court after he was caught with 1800 grams of cannabis in a vehicle at the Biloela Caltex Service Station on October 3.

Banana man Braxton John Willmott was committed to stand trail in Biloela Magistrates Court late last month for producing cannabis.

The 22-year-old will appear in Rockhampton District Court for allegedly growing 109 cannabis plants.

A Biloela man, 37, was charged with possessing drugs and a drug utensil after he was found with cannabis and a utensil on the Dawson Highway, Biloela, on October 14.

A Biloela man, 33, was found with cannabis outside Bottoms Niteclub on October 18.

A woman, 19, had cannabis in her vehicle on Dunn Street, Biloela, on October 21.

A Biloela man, 51, was found in possession of cannabis in his vehicle in Biloela on Sunday.

The latest operation saw Biloela detectives charge three men and two women with possessing cannabis and drug utensils after raids on three Biloela homes on Tuesday.

Central Region Crime Prevention Coordinator Acting Senior Sergeant Caroline Hogan, said people often knew about drug offences but were reluctant to advise police for fear of retribution.

“Operation Bounce aims to promote Crime Stoppers and reminds the community this is a way that allowing them to report illegal behaviour without the fear of retribution,” she said.

“Numerous studies have shown that illicit drugs pose a real threat to society, fostering the operation of organised crime networks behind a veil of secrecy.”

Drug use was often linked to violence, money laundering and prostitution, she said.


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