A drug lab was found in a home in Kingston Court during raids yesterday.
A drug lab was found in a home in Kingston Court during raids yesterday.

Police swoop on 3rd Coast meth lab

POLICE have cracked their third meth lab in three weeks after raiding a Hervey Bay home yesterday afternoon.

Just after noon police searched a home in Kingston Court, Point Vernon.

Inside they found equipment and ingredients believed to be used in the production of methamphetamines.

Three people – two women and one man – aged in their late 20s were arrested in relation to other drug matters, including possession of dangerous drugs.

A special unit from Brisbane was on its way up last night to test items and make further inquiries.

Detective Senior Constable Andrew Self said the raids were part of Operation Ice Bobcat.

He said the bust was just another step towards “eliminating the amphetamine trade in Hervey Bay”.

Late last month a meth lab was allegedly found in a home in O'Regan Creek Road.

A Toogoom father was arrested at the scene.

A week later a second lab was allegedly found in a home along with firearms in Honiton Street, Torquay.

Firearms were also allegedly found in a boat, believed to be linked with the home, at the Urangan Marina.

Police guarded the Point Vernon home overnight.



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