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Source: State of Victoria Police

Friday, 1 May 2020 06:56

East Gippsland and Lakes Entrance police seized a traffickable quantity of methyl amphetamine and cannabis, as well as a large amount of cash, during a drug warrant executed in the last week.

Three people were arrested and charged with multiple offences, including drug trafficking, drug possession, and dealing with the proceeds of crime as part of the investigation.

A 33-year-old female from Lakes Entrance was charged with seven offences, including trafficking methyl amphetamine and cannabis, possessing methyl amphetamine, cannabis and prescription drugs and dealing with proceeds of crime. She was remanded and will appear in Bairnsdale Magistrates Court on 13 May 2020.

A 26-year-old Lakes Entrance man was charged with three offences, possessing methyl amphetamine, possessing MDMA and possessing prescription drug. He has been bailed and will appear in Bairnsdale Magistrates Court on 5 August 2020

A 19-year-old man from Lakes Entrance was also charged with one count of possessing methyl amphetamine. He has been bailed and will also appear in Bairnsdale Magistrates Court on 5 August 2020.

East Gippsland Crime Unit detectives joined forces with Lakes Entrance uniform officers to execute the warrants at several addresses in the Lakes Entrance area.

Detective Senior Constable Brendan Keane says the arrests were the result of a lengthy investigation into the trafficking of drugs in the local community.

“These arrests are assisting to keep the community as safe as possible and have removed a significant quantity of drugs from the streets of East Gippsland.

We would also like to thank the community who’ve provided invaluable information that allowed us to apprehend these alleged offenders. “

Rochelle Jackson

Media Advisor