Cannabis un­cov­ered in ship­ping con­tain­ers

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - NEWS -

An elab­o­rate hy­dro­ponic drug set-up was un­cov­ered by lo­cal de­tec­tives and divi­sional task­ing unit po­lice at Icy Creek on Thurs­day.

Two men have been ar­rested and re­manded in cus­tody fol­low­ing si­mul­ta­ne­ous war­rants be­ing served at prop­er­ties in Icy Creek and Narre War­ren South.

Po­lice un­cov­ered a num­ber of ship­ping con­tain­ers that con­tained hy­dro­ponic equip­ment and cannabis.

Po­lice de­scribed it as an “elab­o­rate set-up” that un­cov­ered a large quan­tity of drugs.

Mor­well Divi­sional Task­ing Unit mem­bers along with Baw Baw Crime In­ves­ti­ga­tion Unit de­tec­tives and Drug Task Force de­tec­tives ex­e­cuted drug war­rants in Icy Creek and Narre War­ren to­day (30 Au­gust).

A 33-year-old Narre War­ren man was ar­rested at the Mt Baw Baw Tourist Rd prop­erty.

A war­rant also ex­e­cuted in Narre War­ren South at a Kar­rum Kar­rum Crt prop­erty where a 32-year-old Narre War­ren man was ar­rested.

The two men were charged with traf­fick­ing and cul­ti­vat­ing cannabis. They have been bailed to ap­pear at La­trobe Val­ley Mag­is­trates’ Court at a later date.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­mains on­go­ing and any­one with in­for­ma­tion is urged to con­tact Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

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