Arrests over drugs


A SKYE woman, 23, was among a group arrested and charged with trafficking a commercial quantity of the drug ecstasy during raids by Southern Metro Divisional Response Unit and Frankston detectives across the south-eastern suburbs last week.

The operation targeted a commercial drug trafficking syndicate operating in the area.

During the search, police said they found a large quantity of pills, powders and cannabis. Cash, electrical goods and weapons were also seized.

Others arrested for trafficking ecstasy were a 41-year-old man from Hampton Park, 26-year-old woman from Cranbourne East and an 18-year-old man from Cranbourne West. They all appeared at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court, Friday 1 February, and were further remanded to a date to be fixed.

A 22-year-old woman from Skye charged with trafficking ecstasy was bailed to appear at Dandenong Magistrates’ Court on 6 April. A 22-year-old man from Seaford arrested for drug offences was cautioned and a 20-year-old man from Cranbourne West was arrested over weapons offences and cautioned.

First published in the Frankston Times – 12 February 2018

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