Drug house in Drouin among five homes raided

Police conducted the raids on five homes last Thursday.

Police conducted the raids on five homes last Thursday.

A drug house in Drouin was one of five addresses targeted in a Southern Metro police operation last Thursday that hauled more than $1.5 million worth of cannabis.
Divisional Response Unit police arrested five people following a series of warrants executed at Drouin, Pakenham, Springvale South, Springvale and Patterson Lakes.
More than 500 cannabis plants, a large quantity of dried cannabis and cash was seized from the properties.
The value of the seizure is estimated to be $1.5 million dollars.
A 30-year-old Springvale South man was charged with cultivating, trafficking and possessing a commercial quantity of cannabis and dealing with property suspected of being proceeds of crime.
A 47-year-old Springvale man was charged with cultivating, trafficking and possessing a commercial quantity of cannabis and dealing with property suspected of being proceeds of crime.
A 43-year-old Keysborough also was charged with cultivating, trafficking and possessing a commercial quantity of cannabis and dealing with property suspected of being proceeds of crime.
The three men were all remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Friday.
A fourth man, a 19-year-old Springvale man was charged with cultivating, trafficking and possessing a commercial quantity of cannabis. He was remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on November 16.
A 30-year-old Springvale man was released pending further enquiries.
Police said the arrests were part of an ongoing operation to disrupt a major organised drug syndicate cultivating and trafficking cannabis.


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