A total of 10 search warrants were executed across Cunnamulla and Charleville on March 29 - April 3, as part of an ongoing drug enforcement operation, Operation Romeo Monument. Among the drugs found was methamphetamine and marijuana.
A total of 10 search warrants were executed across Cunnamulla and Charleville on March 29 - April 3, as part of an ongoing drug enforcement operation, Operation Romeo Monument. Among the drugs found was methamphetamine and marijuana. Contributed

Nine charged in mass drug raids

NINE people have been charged with a total of 15 offences as part of mass drug raids in the south-west. 

The offences range from drug possession, possession of drug utensils, possession of tainted property and failing to dispose of needles. 

Among the drugs found were methamphetamine and marijuana.

The charges are a result of ten search warrants executed across Cunnamulla and Charleville from March 29-April 3, as part of an ongoing drug enforcement operation, Operation Romeo Monument.

Romeo Monument is a joint operation between the Cunnamulla and Charleville CIBs, the State Flying Squad, Brisbane Dog Squad and MOCS Rural, assisted by local General Duties officers.

Detective Inspector Mat Kelly said these types of operations were random in nature.

"These operations, supported by local intelligence and valuable information from across the community, will continue to be executed across the South West District," Detective Inspector Kelly said.

"By disrupting criminal behaviour in this way, we aim to deter future offending."

The nine people charged include a 33-year-old Charleville man, who will appear in the Charleville Magistrates Court on April 24, charged with drug possession and possession of drug utensils.

Also appearing in Charleville Magistrates Court are a 22-year-old Charleville man (appearing on April 23) charged with possession of drug utensils, a 22-year-old Charleville woman (appearing on April 24) charged with drug possession and possession of drug utensils, a 51-year-old Charleville man (appearing on April 24) charged with possession of drug utensils, and a 22-year-old Charleville man (appearing on April 24) charged with drug possession and possession of drug utensils.

Four people will appear in Cunnamulla Magistrates Court, including a 36-year-old Cunnamulla man (appearing on April 24) charged with drug possession and possession of tainted property, a 40-year-old Cunnamulla woman (appearing on April 8) charged with drug possession and possession of drug utensils, a 16-year-old Cunnamulla juvenile woman (appearing on April 8) charged with drug possession and possession of drug utensils, and a 51-year-old Cunnamulla man (appearing on April 8) charged with failing to dispose.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Quote these reference numbers: QP1900217981, QP1900647130, QP1900647250, QP1900647194, QP1900647143