CHAD Delandre made headlines this week in his desperate attempt to save his mates life when he protested outside an alleged ice dealer's house.
Here are some of the major drug stories that have made headlines across the region over the years.
1. The biggest seizure 'in living memory': police
THE alleged discovery of 2500 marijuana plants at an Anderleigh property has been described as the Wide Bay region's "biggest seizure of individual cannabis plants in living memory", but it's not the only major drug bust.
2. BAIL DENIED FOR MEN CHARGED AFTER DRUG RAIDS
Police have taken more than 100,000 hits of ice off Fraser Coast streets after a lengthy investigation into an alleged Fraser Coast drug ring with suspected bikie links.
3. 5000 ECSTASY PILLS DISCOVERED IN DRIVER'S CAR
Acting Senior Sergeant Chris Farlow said the value of the ecstasy tablets could be worth up to $30 a pill.
4. ICE ARRESTS RISE 270% ON FRASER COAST IN FIVE YEARS
Just 39 people were charged on the Fraser Coast for possessing ice in 2011, according to figures obtained exclusively by the Chronicle.
4. EX-REBEL MCCREA JAILED OVER 'EVIL' TRADE IN DRUGS
McCrea, 47, pleaded guilty to eight charges of possessing and supplying a range of drugs, and seemed shocked when Justice Margaret Wilson didn't believe his claim they were only for the use of himself, his friends and his girlfriend.