Meth, cannabis, cash seized

EAST Gippsland and Lakes Entrance police seized a trafficable quantity of methylamphetamine and cannabis, as well as a large amount of cash, during a drug warrant executed last week.

Three people were arrested and charged with multiple offences, including drug trafficking, drug possession, and dealing with the proceeds of crime as part of the investigation.

A 33-year-old woman from Lakes Entrance was charged with seven offences, including trafficking and possessing methylamphetamine and cannabis, possessing prescription drugs and dealing with proceeds of crime.

She was remanded and will appear in Bairnsdale Magistrates’ Court next Wednesday.

A 26-year-old Lakes Entrance man was charged with three offences: possessing methylamphetamine, MDMA and a prescription drug.

He has been bailed and will appear in Bairnsdale Magistrates Court on August 5.

A 19-year-old man from Lakes Entrance was charged with one count of possessing methylamphetamine.

He has been bailed and will also appear in Bairnsdale Magistrates’ Court on August 5.

East Gippsland Crime Unit detectives joined forces with Lakes Entrance uniform officers to execute the warrants at several addresses in the Lakes Entrance area.

Detective Senior Constable Brendan Keane said the arrests were the result of a lengthy investigation into the trafficking of drugs in the local community.

“These arrests are assisting to keep the community as safe as possible, and have removed a significant quantity of drugs from the streets of east Gippsland,” he said.