Men charged with supplying the drug responsible for Gold Coast overdoses

POLICE have confirmed two men aged in their 20s have been arrested and charged with supplying the dangerous drug believed to be responsible for causing a mass overdose on the Gold Coast over the weekend.

The two men were arrested as part of investigations into the source of a dangerous drug which left 21 people suffering from severe hallucinogenic episodes.

Of the 21 people, 16 required hospitalisation, one of whom who remains in a critical condition on life support.


On Sunday, detectives from the Gold Coast Criminal Investigation Branch arrested a 24-year-old Bundall man and charged him with supplying a dangerous drug.

A 21-year-old man was arrested at an address in Surfers Paradise yesterday and has since been charged with supplying and possessing a dangerous drug.

A second man found at the address in Surfers Paradise, also aged 21, was issued with a notice to appear for possessing dangerous drugs and utensils.

Police said the second man’s charges were not related to the supplying incidents.

The older man is expected to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on 1 November, while the two 21-year-old’s will appear before the same court on 16 November.

Investigations are continuing and more charges are likely.