Stanthorpe police Senior Constable John Thomson (left) and Senior Constable Phil Percy with more than 1.5kg of cannabis found in a ute.
Stanthorpe police Senior Constable John Thomson (left) and Senior Constable Phil Percy with more than 1.5kg of cannabis found in a ute. Contributed

Police seize more than 1.5kg of cannabis

MORE than 1.5kg of dried cannabis has been seized by police after a Southern Downs man was stopped on the New England Hwy.

Stanthorpe police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Mark Ireland said 1.55kg of the drug was separated into five packages and concealed in bags of garlic.

"It is alleged that the drugs were on their way to Tasmania for distribution," Snr Sgt Ireland said.

Officers stopped the man as he headed south in his ute past Applethorpe last Thursday.

A 43-year-old Amiens man has been charged with possession of a dangerous drug.

He was granted bail to appear in Stanthorpe Magistrates Court later this month.

In other crime news:

 Three itinerant workers were also allegedly found in possession of cannabis during last week, two being drug diverted and the other to face court in December.

The three offenders were three men aged 23, 25 and 31 years.

 Residents are again reminded to ensure they lock cars, houses and sheds after further unlawful entry offences were committed during the week.

A 19-year-old man was charged after allegedly being seen trespassing on rural property in the Pikedale area.

On the night of November 26 offenders forced the lock of a gate at the Stanthorpe Ergon depot in Maryland St and stole a Suzuki motorcycle and helmet.

The vehicle is described as white in colour and bearing the registration number 547FZ.

It is believed a utility was used to remove the motor bike from the scene.

 Some time over the weekend offenders smashed the sliding door of a residence at Amiens before searching the property.

They have then entered an unsecured shed and smashed the window of a Jaguar sedan to gain entry to the vehicle.

It appears no property of value was stolen from the address or the vehicle.

 A 28-year-old man was intercepted driving a Ford sedan at 3am Sunday in Day St. The man was transported to Stanthorpe Station where he allegedly recorded .134 on the breathalyser and was subsequently charged.



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