There, I said that the long-awaited zombie apocalypse was happening, but nobody believed me, even in the gun shop!
“A once quiet town in rural Queensland has become a haven for criminals - and local residents claim a devastating ice epidemic is to blame. Finch Hatton – a sleepy town in the Mackay Region – has seen a 350 per cent spike in crime in the past six years. Residents are even more on edge after a number of businesses were targeted by thieves, Finch Hatton General Store manager Ashley Jones told Daily Mail Australia. There has been an increase in the number of drug-related arrests in the Finch Hatton division since 2003, Queensland Crime Statistics show. There were 43 drug-related arrests made last year alone - the highest arrest rate in 16 years. Drug offences made up about one-third of all offences in 2018. However, Mackay Crime Prevention Unit Sergeant Nigel Dalton said the increase was due to police takin a more proactive approach rather than an increase in drug-use. 'From the drug detectives' point of view, it's business as usual.'”