OFFICERS from Beaudesert police station have charged a 17-year-old Tamborine Mountain youth after an incident at McDonald's car park about midday on Sunday.
A police spokesman said they had initially been called regarding a car with several occupants reported to be driving recklessly in the car park.
Officers arrived to find a teenager asleep in the cafe.
The police spokesman alleged the man was in possession of a bag containing methamphetamine (ice) as well as a quantity of prescription drugs.
He was subsequently charged with possession of a dangerous drug, possession of a controlled drug and obstructing police.
He will face Beaudesert Children's Court on March 23.
Senior Sergeant Ken Murray, officer in charge at Beaudesert police station, said police would not tolerate public disorder resulting from drug use.
"Police responded quickly and the (alleged) offender was arrested," he said.
"... This is also a good time to remind people to make sure their cars are locked at all times.
"Even if you are only going to be away for a minute or so, if you leave your car, lock it."
This came ahead of Monday's launch of Operation Tango Anaconda, a Queensland Police Service campaign targeting drug driving across the state.
Senior Sergeant Murray said local police would be focusing on drink and drug driving during the campaign, which runs until June 30.
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