Helping friend leads to drug charges

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A YOUNG woman is facing a raft of charges after trying to help out a friend.

Police say the woman’s friend was renting a holiday unit on the Scarborough beachfront on August 2 when she was injured in a car accident and taken to hospital.

They say the friend asked the 21-year-old Jindalee woman to go to the rental to get some of her belongings.

The woman convinced hotel staff to give her a card to access the fourth level but she did not have a key for the unit.

Police allege the woman used her body to force her way into the unit, damaging the door in the process, and later fell asleep inside.

In the early hours of August 3, the occupant’s mother called the hotel and asked the property manager to enter the unit to get her daughter’s belongings not knowing the woman was already there.

After seeing the damage to the door and getting no reply when she knocked, the property manager called police.

The woman was outside the unit when officers arrived and they allege she dropped a small bag containing 1.9g of white crystals they believed to be methamphetamine.

Police say they also found white powder residue on the table inside the unit, a glass smoking implement and 85 rounds of ammunition.

The woman will be summonsed on charges related to the drugs, drug paraphernalia, ammunition and criminal damage.