Police vs drug dealers: Is there an end in sight? 42



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Every day lately there are news reports about drug dealers being raided, huge quantities of ice and other drugs being found, and lots and lots of money.

Just the other day a new government policy was announced: dob in a dealer. The TV news reader finished the report with, ‘There’ll be more arrests in weeks to come’. But what’s the point if the dealers are promptly back on the streets or at home keeping their drug production going?

A friend of mine tells me a police relative of his says basically the only way to deal with this ice issue is media attention to make the justice system more sensible. It can take years to get a conviction as the dealers make so much money they can and do pay for good lawyers. 

The commitment of police time and money and the subsequent lack of penalty and imprisonment are laughable.

After regular police raids, with many officers, vehicles and dogs involved, the people at a property in Greenbank, are still dealing drugs, including ice, to a constant stream of visitors.

One recent raid of the Greenbank property was the subject of an article in The Jimboomba Times early in July this year.

Just recently, two paddy wagons, a police sedan and a dog squad were at the house. Some men were taken away but they were back at the house within two hours. At least seven officers had spent more than two hours at the house. Later the same evening two paddy wagons were at the house for some time.

In another raid at least three officers and two cars were at the house for a minimum of two hours. Drugs, implements and tasers were found. Someone was taken away but he was back in no time. Previously, maybe around May, the owner was caught with $30,000 worth of drugs and drug materials.

Last year in a raid, police removed firearms from the premises and someone was taken away for a while. Again multiple cars and police officers were in attendance. In the last nine months or so, there would have been more than six incidents of the police attending at this place.

This is costing a small fortune for just one dealer and after at least a year and multiple charges he is still free and still dealing. But when a couple of delinquents take an echidna in a drunken prank…

What can be done when the drug dealers face little or no penalty? Is the problem with lawyers, or the law, or the magistrates? Any ideas?

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  1. The excellent work being done by Police in my opinion is the tip of the iceberg (pardon the pun there). The real effects of the drug P scourge will be noticed more in later years as user’s brains get more fried and escalate into serious health issues which of course will cost big bucks for the health system. It is tragic what the drug does to humans and society in general.

  2. We need to get these dealers, it is not the users. Not sure how we do that. If we have to change laws we should

  3. Legalise all drugs and you will find a new world.

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    • Judy, administered in a secured designated area, the addicts can sniff up, snort, swallow or inhale whatever they fancy for free. Then , if they do have one of those episodes, they can bash , rape and beat a like Soul.

    • Uruguay legalised all drugs…..40% less crime….93% less overdoses and the list goes on!

    • If you don’t want to take drugs, what is the problem? Just want an opinion on someone else’s life? Alcohol has been the worst drug until ice came along…..however alcohol still accounts for more death than any drug.

    • Legalise and control the strength of all hard drugs. Use the tax proceeds for education and health. Only way to put dealers out of action. Only way to help stop young teenagers getting hooked. It won’t stop them all but if you save one life it has worked.

  4. I don’t think it is wasting police resources at all, it is a great thing that they are finding it and getting it off the street, yes where as if there was not an ice problem the police resources would be directed else where, it is a great thing that the police are able to find it and get off the streets so less people will die.

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    • I have to agree, the police are doing a great job under difficult circumstances. It’s the judiciary that’s letting the side down, they must enforce tougher penalties not just slap the dealers on the wrist.

  5. It’s our law. They need to harden up. Any person on drugs should be punished. You all have choices. A yes and a no. Simple. What’s do hard about that police do a great kid but they need help

  6. There is no end in sight, it’s going to get much worse before it gets any better. Drugs will always be manufactured & dealers will always sell & addicts will always buy. We need to educate our children from a very young age what these drugs can do. Parents need to educate in the home as I did when my boys were young. I feel sorry for any parent that has to put up with an addict in the family. I think the authorities have no idea how to tackle the ice epidemic as it is the worst drug that they have ever dealt with.

  7. This kind of information makes s person think about the police. In this day & age of corruption, maybe the police need some ‘investigation’.

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    • No it is the legal system and the rotten lawyers who are the problem, the police force their work and then the judges and lawyers let these people off with warning and fines.

  8. The manufacturing of drugs & dealing should be straight to gaol no if’s no but’s for 10 years, no lawyers no parole. Our Law is disgraceful & a waste of police work when they walk out & continue. Why do the police bother? They will think twice if they pay the price.

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