Wimmera drug trafficking operation: Police raid homes in Horsham, Stawell

Six people have been arrested as part of an operation into drug trafficking. Picture: FILE PIC

Six people have been arrested as part of an operation into drug trafficking. Picture: FILE PIC

SIX people have been arrested and a large amount of drugs seized following raids on eight houses in the Wimmera.

Leading Senior Constable Lee Thomson said police executed warrants at six homes in Horsham and two in Stawell on Monday as part of an operation into drug trafficking. 

"Officers seized an allegedly stolen vehicle, a quantity of mobile phones, a substantial amount of cash, green vegetable matter, 13 mature cannabis plants, a quantity of methamphetamine and other drug related items,'' she said.

"They also seized a quantity of ammunition and power tools also believed to be stolen.''

A Stawell man, 40, was arrested and charged with having trafficked, possessed and cultivated cannabis.

He was bailed by police to appear before the Stawell Magistrate's Court on November 19.

Two Horsham men aged 31 and 37 and a Horsham woman, 39, were charged with having trafficked cannabis, having trafficked methamphetamine, having handled stolen goods, having possession of proceeds of crime and related offences.

Leading Sen Const Thomson said the trio had also been bailed by police to appear at Horsham Magistrate's Court on November 19.

A Horsham man, 43, will face an out-of-sessions court on Monday evening. He has been charged with having trafficked cannabis and methamphetamines, having handled stolen goods, having possession of proceeds of crime and related offences.

Leading Sen Const Thomson said another male was released and was expected to be charged on summons at a later date.

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