Police find cannabis crops, plants at Straddie

OPERATION: Pictures of the cannabis plants allegedly found at North Stradbrdoke Island. Photo: Queensland Police Service
OPERATION: Pictures of the cannabis plants allegedly found at North Stradbrdoke Island. Photo: Queensland Police Service

THREE people will front Cleveland Magistrates Court after cannabis crops and plants were found at North Stradbroke Island.

A Queensland Police Service spokesperson said Dunwich station police and specialist units had executed a search warrant at a Dickson Way address on Wednesday, February 20 as part of Operation Romeo Monarch.

"The operation is part of a continued crackdown on drug production and use on North Stradbroke Island," the spokesperson said.

"As a result of the warrant, police located two separate crops on the mangroves, 26 plants and 19 plants in a small piece of cleared bushland."

Police carry out evidence. Photo: QPS

Police carry out evidence. Photo: QPS

A 26-year-old Dunwich man and 18-year-old Amity man are alleged to have produced dangerous drugs, with a 24-year-old Amity woman alleged to have been in possession of drugs and utensils.

The three will appear at Cleveland Magistrates Court on March 14.

The spokesperson said a 29-year-old Dunwich man, who was alleged to have been in possession of drugs and utensils, was dealt with in accordance with drug diversion provisions.

The spokesperson said police executed a second search warrant at a residence in Amity, however no charges were laid.

Witnesses to crime can contact Policelink on 131 444 or make an anonymous report to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.