This house was guarded overnight on Sunday after a drug lab was found during a police raid.
This house was guarded overnight on Sunday after a drug lab was found during a police raid.

Tip-off uncovers guns and drugs

GUNS and a drug lab were found during raids on a property and boat in Hervey Bay on Sunday night.

A tip-off prompted police to search a home in Honiton Street, Torquay, about 8.30pm.

Inside they found equipment commonly used to produce amphetamines, and several firearms.

A 38-year-old man was arrested and taken to the Hervey Bay Police Station for questioning.

A further search, which was carried out on a boat believed to be linked to the alleged offender, revealed more firearms.

The house was guarded overnight as officers waited for a special team of investigators from Brisbane to go through the equipment.

A total of six guns were seized.

Senior Constable Andrew Self said the man had been charged with possessing dangerous drugs.

He said police were still making enquiries about the origin of the guns and were waiting for information from the investigators examining the drug lab before further decisions were made.

“Investigations are continuing but more charges are expected to be laid,” Sen Const Self said

The man has been given a notice to appear in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court in December.

The raids were carried out just three days after a meth lab was busted in Toogoom.

About 1pm Thursday, police performed an emergent search of a property on O’Regan Creek Road.

Toogoom father Scott William Hayes was arrested at the scene.

He fronted Hervey Bay Magistrates Court last Friday faced with five charges including producing and supplying dangerous drugs.

He was released on bail and will re-appear on Thursday, December 2.



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