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Multiple offences arrest, Aurukun

A 26-year-old Aurukun man was charged with a number of offences after his vehicle was intercepted on Thursday evening.

At around 10 pm on Wednesday, March 29, Aurukun Police were conducting patrols on Aurukun Access Road when they observed a vehicle travelling towards Aurukun. Police activated lights and sirens to intercept the vehicle, at which time the car sped quickly away, and a tyre deflation device was deployed.

It will be alleged that after a search of the vehicle, officers located a large quantity of alcohol. The driver was transported to the Aurukun Watchhouse. He was charged with one count each of evading police and the driver, ensuring passengers comply with seatbelt requirements, attempting to take liquor into a restricted area and unlawful assembly.

He is scheduled to appear at the Aurukun Magistrates Court on April 20. 

Drugs and weapons located, Lakeland

At around 10 am on March 27, police executed a search warrant on a camp in the Byerstown Reserve. 

It will be alleged that during the search of a caravan and bushland, officers located numerous bags of cannabis, ammunition, freshwater crocodile skulls and a number of cannabis plants. A 38-year-old Lakeland man was allegedly located in possession of cannabis, a drug utensil and a firearm. He was charged with two counts each of restriction on keeping or using taken protected animal class three offence and one count each of producing a dangerous drug, possessing a dangerous drug, unlawful possession of a weapon, firearm to be kept unloaded other than when being use to shoot, authority required to possess explosives and possessing drug utensils.

He is scheduled to appear at the Cooktown Magistrates Court on May 10.

If you have information for the police, contact Policelink by providing information using the suspicious online activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

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