POLICE have arrested a Colac man after finding drugs and cash in his car in central Colac.
Senior Sergeant Ken Slingsby of Colac police said officers stopped the 23-year-old, who was known to police, for a routine licence check on Murray Street and searched his car, finding amphetamines, cash and other drugs of dependence.
Sen Sgt Slingsby said police charged the man with having possessed drugs of dependence, having trafficked amphetamines and having possessed proceeds of crime.
He said police remanded the man in custody and transferred him to Geelong where he will await an appearance in Colac Magistrate’s Court later this month.
Sgt Slingsby described Monday morning’s breakthrough as another “significant and good arrest” in Colac officers’ fight against drugs in the city.
Colac detectives and uniformed police teamed up with Victoria Police’s dog squad and Warrnambool investigators last month to raid three Colac and district properties, seizing quantities of the drug ice, cannabis, stolen goods and homemade weapons.
The raids were at two Wilson Street, Colac, properties and one Cororooke property.
Police charged two Colac men, 55 and 42, from the separate Wilson Street raids, and a Cororooke man, 35, and Colac man, 26, from the Cororooke raid.