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CRIME WRAP

9/July/2021

Large cannabis crop seized at Nerada (Innisfail)

Detectives from the Major Organised Crime Squad Rural have charged a man in Nerada (Innisfail) on June 24 in relation to a large cannabis crop find.

Police were conducting a search of Wooroonooran National Park at about 12.30pm when it will be alleged that detectives located approximately 487 cannabis plants ready to be picked.

It will further be alleged they located an elaborate set-up in bushland including tarps, water tanks, sprinkler heads and a water pump set up to water the crop.

Police will also allege they located approximately 200 meters of hosing running back to a property on Pullom Road, that is adjacent to the National Park.

A 32-year-old Nerada man was charged with one count each of possession of dangerous drugs, possession of anything used in the commission of a crime and producing dangerous drugs.

He is expected to appear in Innisfail Magistrates Court on July 12.

Public nuisance, Cardwell

A 44-year-old local man will appear in the Tully Magistrates Court on July 29, charged with public nuisance after an incident in Cardwell on Friday afternoon (July 2).

It will be alleged the man has attended a business on Victoria Street at about 12pm where he has starting yelling at customers before taking food from their plates. 

Drink driving, Hudson

Police were conducting patrols on Friday evening when they located a vehicle stuck in mud, with the driver spinning the wheels attempting to gain traction to move the vehicle.

It will be alleged that when police spoke to the driver, he admitted to driving along Laurie Street, Hudson at about 5pm when his attempt at a u-turn resulted in his vehicle becoming bogged in the mud.

Police will allege they could smell alcohol and requested the man provide a sample of breath for a roadside breath test.

The man returned an alleged reading of 0.164 per cent BAC.

The 63-year-old Innisfail man was later charged with being in charge of a vehicle whilst under the influence and is scheduled to appear at Innisfail Magistrates Court on July 19. 

Drink driving, Mighell

A 50-year-old local man has been charged with drink driving after a traffic intercept on Saturday morning (July 3).

It will be alleged the man was driving along the Bruce Highway at about midnight when his vehicle was observed swerving all over the road.

Police intercepted the vehicle as it pulled into an address on River Avenue and the driver was required to provide a sample of breath for a roadside breath test.

The man returned an alleged reading of 0.188 per cent BAC.

He is scheduled to appear at Innisfail Magistrates Court on July 19.

Break and enter appeal, Mission Beach

Tully detectives are appealing for public assistance after a licensed premises at Mission Beach was broken into and extensive damage was caused on Monday (July 5).

Between 3am and 5am, a man has allegedly forced entry into the Porter Promenade business and caused extensive damage to an ATM, cigarette machine and office space.

It will be further alleged he stole cash from the establishment before fleeing the scene.

The man is described as being approximately 180cm tall with a proportionate build.

He was wearing a black hat, black spray jacket, black trousers and boots.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have any information regarding this incident to contact police.

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