A MAN has been arrested and charged with a long list of serious offences following the discovery of a homemade bomb at a house near Deception Bay.
Police say they were executing a search warrant at the Fortune Street home at Scarborough on Wednesday morning when just before 10.30am officers uncovered a stash of crystal meth in a shed at the back of the property.
Officers then stumbled across a large stash of ammunition and a homemade explosive device.
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As a result, an emergency situation was declared under the Public Safety Preservation Act at around 3.30pm and the device was blown up on the beach by specialist police.
A 32-year-old Scarborough man was arrested at the scene and has since been charged with a total of 19 offences.
The man’s charges include six counts of supplying dangerous drugs, two counts of possessing dangerous drugs, unlawful possession of weapons and authority required to possess explosives.
The 32-year-old was also charged with producing dangerous drugs and possessing instructions on how to producing drugs.
He is due to appear in Redcliffe Magistrates Court today.
A second 31-year-old Scarborough man was also arrested and charged with possessing dangerous drugs and is due to appear in Redcliffe Magistrates Court on July 10.