Beaudesert police charge seven after search warrants uncover drugs and cash

BEAUDESERT police have charged seven people with drug offences since launching Operation Messiah last month.

Senior Sergeant Ken Murray said police executed four search warrants in Beaudesert on May 22.

"This resulted in police seizing a large quantity of cannabis, money and associated (drug-related) property," he said. "Seven people were charged with 14 drug offences and further charges are pending."

A Beaudesert resident who asked to remain anonymous said he saw police turn up with sniffer dogs about 7am and was pleased something was being done about drug-related crime in Beaudesert.

He said residents in his street had endured about three years of cars arriving at all hours of the night and anti-social behaviour causing misery for neighbours.

"The police really are doing a magnificent job," he said.

"Under the leadership of Senior Sergeant Ken Murray they are going to clean up this town. He led the operation himself and his style of policing is going to make a lot of people happy because he's really getting results.

"It's the best thing that's happened around here for a long time. Within a week and a half of the sniffer dogs coming here, the people involved had moved away and now we can sleep.

"I would say anyone who is involved in drugs or theft should get out of town while they can."

Senior Sergeant Murray said the seven alleged offenders would face court.

There would be a delay of about six weeks caused by the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the court system.

"This was the first in a series of actions targeting drugs in the township," he said.

"We will take firm action against anyone possessing or supplying drugs and I encourage anyone with information about these crimes to contact Crime Stoppers or Beaudesert Police Station."

Report anonymously at crimestoppers.com.au, or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Beaudesert police on 5519 5566.