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Twenty-two Gracemere residents arrested after drug raids

What we know:

  • 22 arrested after ice, speed, cannabis found
  • 55 offences laid over 10 days as part of Operation Lyrical
  • Discovery was "alarming": Gracemere police

More than 20 people have been arrested after police executed a number of search warrants; and more arrests are expected.

So far 22 people have been charged with 55 offences including production and supply.

During the searches police allegedly seized quantities of ice, speed, cannabis, and other drug paraphernalia.

The ten-day operation was part of Operation Lyrical involving police from Gracemere, Tactical Crime Squad officers, Rockhampton Criminal Investigation Branch detectives and the Child Protection and Investigation Unit.

More offenders and charges are expected to be made.

Officer in Charge of Gracemere Police Sergeant Anthony Houston said police were alarmed with what was found during the operation.

"Operation Lyrical has been conducted as a part of the division's goal of stopping crime and making the Gracemere community safer," Sergeant Houston said.

"Any person who pushes drugs on our streets can expect a knock on their door from us at any time.

"We do not tolerate persons pushing dangerous drugs in this community and will continue to target these types of offences in the Gracemere area and urge anyone with information about drug activity or suspicious behaviour to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000."

Sergeant Houston thanked members of the local community who have assisted with their investigations.

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