TUESDAY 7.30AM: TWO Rockhampton police officers have been suspended from the Queensland Police Service after being charged with a string of drugs charges.
A 35-year-old male Constable was arrested by the CCC on March 13 and charged with possession of a dangerous drug (section 9 Drugs Misuse Act 1986) and supplying a dangerous drug (section 6 Drugs Misuse Act 1986).
A 30-year-old male Constable was arrested by the CCC on March 13 and charged with two counts of possessing a dangerous drug (section 9 Drugs Misuse Act 1986).
The Rockhampton Constables were arrested and charged yesterday after the Crime and Corruption Commission executed search warrants at residential addresses in the region as part of an investigation.
In keeping with our commitment to high standards of behaviour, transparency and accountability, the Queensland Police have undertaken to inform the public when an officer faces serious allegations of misconduct.
This does not mean that the allegations against the officer have been substantiated.
Both officers will appear in Rockhampton Magistrates Court on April 19.
INITIAL: TWO Rockhampton police officers were among four people charged today with drug offences following a Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) investigation.
A 30-year-old male constable was charged with two counts of possessing a dangerous drug (steroids).
A 35-year-old constable was charged with one count of supplying a dangerous drug (steroids) and one count of possessing a dangerous drug (steroids).
The CCC executed search warrants at residential addresses in Rockhampton today. It will be alleged a quantity of steroids in liquid and tablet forms were located.
As part of the same investigation, a 27 year-year-old female retail worker from Allenstown was charged with one count of supplying a dangerous drug (steroid), one count of possessing a dangerous drug (cannabis), possessing a drug utensil, possessing a restricted item without a prescription and one count of failing to dispose of a syringe.
The three people were bailed and are expected to appear before the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on 19 April 2017.
A 32-year-old Yeppoon man was also charged with supplying and possessing drugs (steroids), failing to dispose of a syringe and one count of possessing a drug utensil. He is expected to appear in the Yeppoon Magistrates Court on 6 April 2017.
The CCC has notified the Queensland Police Service Ethical Standards Command about the alleged offences.
The operation remains ongoing. As this matter is now before the courts the CCC is unable to provide any further comment.
The CCC is an independent agency combating major crime and reducing corruption for the benefit of the Queensland community.
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