Drug charges after police car checks


FIVE men have been charged with various drug offences after three different cars were pulled over by police in the same Rosebud street in one week.

Two of the drug busts involved ice and one cannabis growing in a pot on a car’s back seat.

In one case an alleged 23-year-old drug dealer was arrested and charged and held in custody.

Two days later a second man, 46, was arrested and charged with similar offences but bailed to appear in September.

In the first incident on Sunday 5 April police from Rosebud spotted a potted cannabis plant on the back seat of a car pulled over in Eastbourne Rd, Rosebud.

The driver and his passenger were arrested, leading to a 28-year-old man from Rosebud being charged with cultivating cannabis and a man from Rye, 19, being charged with possession of cannabis.  Both were bailed to appear at Dromana magistrate’s court on 10 September.

Five days later police again intercepted a car in Eastbourne Rd and arrested a 23-year-old man after finding a small amount of what appeared to the drug ice.

Crime prevention officer Julie Simpson said further investigation showed that he had been selling the drug around the Mornington Peninsula.

The man was charged with drug trafficking and remanded in custody to appear at the Frankston magistrate’s court.

Just before dawn on Sunday 12 April police from Rosebud stopped a car in Eastbourne Rd, finding a small amount of what appeared to be ice.

“Two men in the car were arrested and taken to Rosebud police station and investigations revealed further evidence of trafficking in a drug of dependence, predominately on the Mornington Peninsula,” Ms Simpson said.

A 46-year -old man from Rosebud has been charged with six counts of trafficking a drug of dependence and a 28-year-old man from Cranbourne has been charged with possession of ice.

Both were bailed to appear at the Dromana Magistrate’s Court on 24 September 2015.


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