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Drug dealer targeting mining towns: police

A Gold Coast man will appear in court after being arrested with 16 grams of meth.
A Gold Coast man will appear in court after being arrested with 16 grams of meth.

AN ALLEGED drug dealer who is suspected of targeting mining towns came to the wrong place on Friday morning.

Roma police found 16 grams of methamphetamine - valued at more than $10,000 - on a 30-year-old Gold Coast man when he was intercepted along Northern Rd just after 12am on Friday.

Along with the quantity of drugs, a large hunting knife, utensils and scales were also found.

Senior Sergeant Barry Winter said the man is alleged to be dealing in rural mining towns.

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He was charged with 22 offences including 16 charges of supplying a dangerous drug, possession of methamphetamine exceeding the schedule amount and driving unlicensed.

Snr Sgt Winter said he wanted to send a message to anyone thinking of bringing drugs into Roma.

"Roma is a no-go zone for drug dealers," he said.

"We will continue to intercept suspected vehicles and put our efforts towards the safety of our town's citizens."

The offender is set to appear in Roma Magistrates court on July 8.

He remains in custody.

Topics:  drugs, methamphetamine, mining towns, police, roma


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