Ecstasy stash stolen from police station

By chillinwill · Oct 21, 2008 · ·
  1. chillinwill
    A tradesman has been charged with stealing a large quantity of drugs from Maroochydore police station.

    Deputy Commissioner Ian Stewart said 2,000 ecstasy tablets as well as a small quantity of cocaine and amphetamines were stolen from the exhibit room at Maroochydore Police station on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

    Comm Stewart said the drugs had been stored at the station since they were seized in November 2006.

    6543.jpg He said they were accounted for in a routine audit in February but were discovered missing in September when an officer was transferring property records to a new computer system, called QPrime.

    "A full audit of the property room was put in place and about 10 days ago it was confirmed the drugs were actually physically missing," Comm Stewart told reporters in Brisbane.

    He said an investigation was immediately launched involving local detectives and officers from the State Crime and Ethical Standards Command.

    He said the Crime and Misconduct Commission had been advised of the investigation today.

    A 36-year-old man from Eumundi will appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on October 22 on 10 charges including drug theft.

    Comm Stewart said a 36-year-old woman had also been charged in relation to the theft.

    "The allegation in this particular matter is the male person was a contractor who had come to the police station to undertake work," he said.

    Comm Stewart admitted the tradesman was given unsupervised access to the exhibit room which contained substantial amounts of drugs.

    "He had access to the room to complete his work," he said.

    Comm Stewart said most of the stolen drugs were still missing.

    "A small amount of drugs were recovered last night but certainly nowhere near what was taken," he said.

    He admitted the drugs could have been missing for months.

    "Our investigation will indicate at this stage that it was a number of months between when the drugs were taken from our facility and when they were discovered to be missing," he said.

    It is not the first time Maroochydore Police Station has made headlines with security problems.

    In 2002 more than $100,000, seized during a drug raid, vanished from the station's safe.

    The disappearance prompted then police minister Tony McGrady to call for a review of procedures and for large sums of money to be deposited in banks rather than held in police stations.

    "Our procedures and our auditing regime will be closely looked at as a result of this matter," Comm Stewart said.

    Comm Stewart said at this stage no police officer had been disciplined over the incident.

    A spokeswoman for the Crime and Misconduct Commission said it would wait for a report from the State Crime and Ethical Standards Commands before taken further action.

    October 18, 2008 - 2:58PM

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  1. KomodoMK
    Haha, that's great!

    Unfortunately greed got the better of this person. Little fishy would have taken maybe half of the pills and the same of any other substances there, so for all intents and purposes it wouldn't have appeared anything was amiss. I doubt they count the pills when they audit, just confirm they are present.

    What would you do if you had 2000 lovely E pills? Little fishy wouldn't sell any, he would give them away to friends when they party and keep them as a nice safe supply for the future. Would have to send a couple of for laboratory testing though, make sure they are of decent quality!
  2. motherlove1973
    Swim thinks the cops did it! They blame everybody for everything!
  3. Scrubbs
    The govt. does all these things to spy on it's citizens with cameras and wiretapping, but regarding those cops they couldn't care less. The govt. needs the cops to be corrupt, otherwise their whole scheme won't work.
  4. Sven99
    How does that work?
  5. Scrubbs
    I am not sure, but we all know that a part of the govt. was involved in drug trafficking, but they also say it is illegal. They are two faced.
  6. sandoz1943
    They are all in on it greedy corrupt bastards! The "Fat Lady" sang but no one was listening. What a score if they had been able to pull it off with out getting busted.
  7. Sven99
    "The Government" Isn't one homogenous group of people that agrees on all points and knows all the actions of each member. Individuals have their own agendas and keep their own secrets.

    Thats not to say that governments do a good job
  8. Lewwy
    What part of the country was this?

    cus swim knows this kid who has a massive quantity of blue dolphins and these bad boys look just like them haha
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