BUSTED! Police find man’s drug stash in bizarre hiding spot

A man has been charged with a string of drug and weapon offences after police uncovered a haul of drugs, guns and cash stashed in an unusual hiding spot during a raid on a Central Queensland home.

Detectives from the Central Queensland Tactical Crime Squad executed a search warrant at a house on Limpus street in Frenchville last week, where they found two sawn off shotguns, five shotgun rounds and a set of knuckledusters.

During the raid, officers also allegedly located 29 grams of methylamphetamine, small quantities of methylenedioxymethamphetamine and oxycodone, along with $24,000 in cash hidden in the stairs of the property.


A 20-year-old man has since been charged with a range of offences, including two counts of unlawful possession of weapons (category D/H/R) and one count of unlawful possession of weapons category (A/B or M).

He’s also been slapped with one count of authority required to possess explosives, one count of unlawful possession of restricted drugs, two counts of possessing dangerous drugs, one count of possessing dangerous drugs schedule 1 drug quantity of exceeding schedule three but less than schedule 4.

The man is further charged with possessing utensils or pipes that had been used, one count of possess tainted property, one count of possessing property suspected of being used in the connection with the commission of a drug offence and one count of contravening order about information necessary to access shared information electronically.

He is due to appear in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on January 13.