Man arrested after drugs found in Runaway Bay home

A MAN has been arrested after detectives from Task Force Maxima executed a search warrant at a Runaway Bay residence on Tuesday.

The search resulted in the location of a significant quantity of steroids including tablets, syringes and other drug vials.

Police will allege the street value of the drugs (pictured above) is approximately $25,000.


A 26-old-man from Runaway Bay has been arrested and charged with serious drug offences, including three counts of possession of dangerous drugs and two counts of possession of restricted drugs.

The action is part of ongoing investigations by Taskforce Maxima surrounding the alleged illegal sale of steroids by participants of the Rebels Criminal Motorcycle Gang.

“The illegal sale of steroids and their inappropriate use sees increasing community concern.  We are seeing users increasingly involved in crimes of violence and with ongoing health problems.  Our investigations reveal how these gangs do not limit themselves to traditional offences, they identify vulnerable members of the community and exploit them,” Detective Inspector Brendan Smith of Task Force Maxima stated.

“They are opportunistic and make use of their networks to further their criminal enterprises,” he said.

The man was issued with a notice to appear for the Southport Magistrates Court on September 19.

Investigations are continuing.