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Townsville woman faces fresh charges after major drug bust in Mount Isa

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 A Townsville woman is facing fresh drug charges a year after being caught with methylamphetamine and cannabis.

The 41-year-old was charged with supplying and possessing drugs along with utensils, tainted property and items used in the commission of crime in April last year.

She was arrested after Mount Isa police intercepted her in a taxi.

Officer searched the vehicle and allegedly found methylamphetamine, cash and drug paraphernalia.

After a 14-month investigation, the 41-year-old has been charged with drug trafficking and money laundering.

The protracted investigation, involving a forensic accountant and other specialists revealed that she allegedly acquired $260,000 over a two-year period while she was unemployed.

Sergeant Joel Bryant says police are committed to the fight against drugs.

“The associated criminal offending, physical and mental health impact of methylamphetamine on individuals, their families and our community is devastating,” he says.

“We will maintain our pursuit of those who profit from peddling this poison within our community."

The 41-year-old is expected to face the Townsville Magistrates Court today.

Anyone suffering from drug dependence is being encouraged to seek support from Queensland Health’s Alcohol and Drug Information Service.