Sunshine Coast District Criminal Investigation Branch, Drug Enforcement Team working with Oxley Criminal Investigation Branch has today closed a 5 month long drug operation on the Sunshine Coast.
The Operation, code named Ice Vertical, resulted in 12 people being charged, including 8 people from the Caloundra area and 4 people from Forest Lake and Richlands.
The charges relate to drug trafficking, drug possession, drug supply and other minor drug offences.
The operation had focused on the distribution of heroin on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane.
Police searched 11 residences and allegedly recovered a quantity of cash, heroin, cannabis and other drug paraphernalia.
The people charged will appear at the Maroochydore Magistrates Court on January 10, 2012.
Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
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