1kg of cannabis, $17k in cash seized from Gold Coast home

A MAN has been arrested and charged with over 20 serious drug offences after police allegedly found a kilo of marijuana and more than $17,000 in cash at his home on the Gold Coast.

Detectives raided the alleged drug dealer’s home on Ancona Street in Carrara about 8am on Thursday.

While searching the property, officers allegedly uncovered evidence of an “active drug supply business”.


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In a statement, Queensland Police said officers allegedly located more than 1kg of cannabis, $17,320 in cash, and equipment used to package drugs in the home.

Source: Queensland Police

A 31-year-old Carrara man was arrested at the scene and has since been charged with 23 serious offences, including 16 counts of supplying dangerous drugs and two counts of producing dangerous drugs.

He has also been charged with possessing and trafficking dangerous drugs, as well as possessing drug utensils and property suspected of being the proceeds of crime.

The 31-year-old is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on Tuesday, April 30.

Detective Inspector Brendan Smith of the Gold Coast CIB said investigations into the supply of dangerous drugs will continue to be a daily occurrence, with offenders liable for significant penalties.

“Offenders can expect that unless they change their behaviour, police could come to their door at any time, day or night” Detective Inspector Smith said.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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Maybe we need to come together to change the laws instead of expecting people to change their behaviour.