Seven teenage boys arrested on drug charges at Schoolies
The arrests come as paramedics treat 50 people.Seven teenage boys were arrested overnight on 15 drug-related offences during Schoolies celebrations on the Gold Coast.
Schoolies or schoolies week (also known as leavers' or leavers' week in Queensland Surfers Paradise and Western Australia and coasties in the Schoolies week first began on the Gold Coast , Queensland in the late 1970s, in the week following final exams for private single-sex schools.
A new 'Zombie' drug that causes users to hallucinate wildly is threatening to wreak havoc among teenagers on Schoolies after 16 overdoses (pictured) on the Police fear the mystery drug is 'flakka' known as America's scariest drug . It has allegedly caused people to commit murder or bite others flesh.
A personal trainer and bodybuilder from Victoria's surf coast has avoided jail after being caught with a range of drugs destined for a popular Schoolies destination.
Nat Findlay of Torquay was arrested early Monday morning after local police in the beachside town of Lorne – about 138 kms south-west of Melbourne – saw him acting suspiciously.
Officers found an array of illicit drugs inside the 20-year-old's vehicle, including large quantities of MDMA and cannabis, along with ecstasy, ketamine, deal bags and more than $1710 in cash.
The Geelong Magistrates' Court today sentenced the young fitness enthusiast to an 18-month community corrections order and he must also perform 200-hours of community service after he pleaded guilty to multiple drug charges.
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Queensland LNP leader apologises, admits schoolies video was racist .
Deb Frecklington said she was "not going to be lectured by a Premier whose record stands for itself", citing slurs from prominent Labor members.Queensland LNP leader Deb Frecklington has apologised for a staged schoolies video featuring three Gold Coast Young LNP members, almost 48 hours after the footage was posted online.