Three arrested in local drug raids

POLICE have arrested three people and seized a significant amount of amphetamine and other drugs following raids Thursday night.

Detectives from the Wellington Crime Investigation Unit and the Wellington Tasking Unit, assisting Melbourne police, have executed warrants at Heyfield, Traralgon and Winnindoo, resulting in the seizure of amphetamines, cannabis, heroin and cash.

Three people, a Winnindoo man, a 22-year-old Heyfield woman and a 50-year-old woman from Hampton Park were arrested and have been bailed to appear in court with drug and firearm offences.

Local area commander Inspector Michael McGinn said the raids were the result of inquiries made by metropolitan and local detectives which subsequently involved the local addresses.

“This is great result for our community and a good example of co-operation between local members and inner city police,” he said.

POLICE arrested a man for assault and burglary after he forced his way into a Sale home armed with a tyre iron on Friday night.

The man, a 35 year old local, broke into a home in Sale about 10pm on Friday night wielding the tyre iron. Once he was inside the home, he assaulted the occupant while threatening him with the tyre iron.

The victim received minor injuries. Police arrested the offender about half an hour later that night, and charged him with aggravated burglary, assault and trespassing.

The man was remanded to appear before the Sale Magistrate’s Court yesterday morning.