Multiple Arrests Made as the War on Drugs in the Latrobe Valley Continues

A large number of search warrants have been executed around the Latrobe Valley recently in what police say has been a significant disruption in the supply of illicit drugs.

The month-long operation has been targeting dealers as CIU detectives and Wellington Police have executed 10 search warrants and identified 12 offenders in drug related matters.

The operation took place in towns including Sale, Heyfield, Maffra, Stratford, Wurruk and Yarram where systems for ice and cannabis were seized, and drugs and weapons removed.

A number of people have been charged for drug-related offences, all with upcoming court appearances.

The warrant specifics are as follows:

• A hydroponic cannabis system was located and seized in Stratford and a 39 year old male was processed in relation to trafficking and cultivating cannabis.

•A female was processed in relation to possessing drug of dependence after ice and cannabis were located in Stratford.

• Warrant in Wurruk where a hydroponic cannabis system was located and seized. A 58 year old male was processed in relation to cultivating cannabis.

•ICE, cannabis and weapons were located in Maffra. A 38 year old female was processed in relation to trafficking ICE and a 36 year old male was processed in relation to cannabis and weapons offences.

• A quantity of ecstasy was located in Sale and a 44 year old female is wanted for questioning regarding the findings.

• Cannabis plants were located in Sale and a 44 year old female was processed in relation to cultivating cannabis.

• A 28 year old male was processed in relation to possessing cannabis after a quantity of cannabis was located in Heyfield.

• More cannabis plants were also located in Heyfield and a 66 year old male was processed in relation to possessing cannabis.

• Police found large amount of cannabis being cultivated in Yarram and 32 year old male has been processed in relation to trafficking and cultivating cannabis.

• A large quantity of ICE was located in Sale and a large amount of stolen goods were recovered. A 58 year old male was processed in relation to trafficking ICE, Heroin and Cannabis whilst a 46 year old male was remanded in custody for trafficking ICE.

• Also in Sale stolen goods were believed to be exchanged for drugs were located. A 47 year old female was processed in relation to handling stolen goods.

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