Southbank man arrested after police seize drugs, cash in raids

Brendan Rees

A 30-year-old Southbank man has been charged with drug-related offences after police raided properties in Melbourne’s south-east on January 28.

Detectives from the Prahran Divisional Response Unit executed three search warrants as part of its investigation in Southbank, Braybrook, and Malvern East.

Officers seized about 34 grams of methylamphetamine and four grams of cocaine, with an estimated total street value worth $14,000.

A small amount of MDMA, 1,4-Butanediol, prescription medication, drug paraphernalia, six mobile phones, and about $2750 in cash was also allegedly seized.

The Southbank man was charged with trafficking and possession of methylamphetamine and cocaine, possession of prescription medication, dealing with the proceeds of crime, committing and indictable offence while on bail.

He was remanded to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates Court on February 21.

Two other men, a 39-year-old of Malvern East and a 42-year-old of St Kilda, were also arrested and charged with drug-related offences.

Detective acting senior sergeant Georgeana Jones said police would continue to focus on reducing the harm of illicit substances within the community, as well as the impact of drug-related crime on road trauma, assaults and family violence.

“Whether you are a street level drug dealer or trafficking commercial quantities of illicit substances – if you are profiting from drug transactions you will be arrested, charged and put before the courts,” she said •

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