Drugs seized


ACTING on a tip off police raided a Hastings house and allegedly found a large quantity of various drugs of dependence, steroids, and a “substantial” amount of cash.

Hastings police, alongside members of the Dog Squad, including a Passive Alert Dog (PAD dog), raided the house in the early hours of Friday 13 November.

A 25-year-old Hastings man was charged with 15 counts, including trafficking a drug of dependence, possessing a drug of dependence, and possessing the proceeds of crime. He was bailed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ court on 10 August 2021.

Senior Sergeant Warren Francis-Pester said the permanent Operation Miscreant was “intelligence-driven from the local community to deal with local issues”.

“There are enormous amounts of evidence of the harm and destruction that the use, possession, and trafficking of illicit drugs do to persons, families, sporting teams and the overall community,” he said.

“The location by Hastings police of substantial amounts of drugs and money indicates that the suspect has been very active in drug dealing within the Hastings area.

“These efforts by Hastings police will cause a substantial interruption to this type of criminal offending.”

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 24 November 2020


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