Tip-off leads police to alleged drug house in affluent Gold Coast suburb

A TIP-OFF to Crime Stoppers has led police to an alleged drug house in an affluent suburb on the Gold Coast.

Acting on information from the public, officers from the city’s Rapid Action Patrol squad raided the Mawarra Street property on Chevron Island around 7.30 on Thursday morning.

During a search of the address, police allegedly uncovered a stash of cash and a cocktail of powder and pills.


Police said a “substantial quantity” of crystal meth (ice), MDMA, cannabis and organic drug materials were found, along with a collection of bongs and grinders used to chop and smoke cannabis.

Photos released by police show a crystalised substance packaged in small clear zip-lock bags, ready for distribution.

Almost $4000 in 50 and 100 notes was also seized from the house.



A 44-year-old man from Chevron Island was arrested at the scene and has since been charged with eight offences.

Investigations are ongoing and police say more charges are expected to be laid.

The 44-year-old is scheduled to face Southport Magistrates Court on October 12.