EXCLUSIVE: Queensland Police will hire four new prosecutors in the wake of reports of overwhelming workloads and staffing shortfalls.
AN AIRLIE Beach bartender has been jailed after a police raid unearthed evidence he had been peddling ecstasy and marijuana.
A WEST Mackay man has admitted to two counts of attempted murder after two people were severely beaten and ended up in hospital last year.
He is accused of threatening a taxi driver with a gun while trying to flee police earlier this week and he has now been locked up.
A BEACONSFIELD man allegedly found in possession of 1600 ecstasy pills, $65,000 cash and a stash of marijuana has been freed on bail.
'Gross abuse of trust' and a 'kick in the guts'
A THIRD Mackay man involved in the samurai sword killing of Tyrone 'Tubby' Baynton has been sentenced to nine years jail.
A MACKAY office manager defrauded her employer while dependant on the drug ice and acting as a free "driver and part-time secretary" for her big-time dealer.
A Netherdale man accused of a string of firearm and drug offences, including the possession of a silencer gun attachment, is yet to enter pleas.
A MACKAY boilermaker stung trafficking ice and marijuana in the region has linked a car crash to his descent into addiction and drug dealing.