Detectives from the Eastern Crime Squad have arrested a man in St Albans following an ongoing investigation.
Officers arrested the 42-year-old man of no fixed address in Douglas Street yesterday afternoon after Special Operations Group officers attempted to intercept the man as he drove away from the address about 11am.
He allegedly rammed two police vehicles before he was forcibly removed from the car by police.
During the arrest, the man sustained non-life-threatening injuries after he was bitten by a police dog.
He was taken to hospital for treatment where he remains under police guard.
A warrant was subsequently executed at a property on Eucumbene Drive in Ravenhall where police located an estimated 340 cannabis plants.
Quotes attributable to Eastern Region Crime Advisor, Acting Inspector Scott Dwyer.
“This is a significant seizure of cannabis plants that have clearly been cultivating at this location for some time.
Victoria Police’s commitment to minimising the impacts of drugs in the community is unwavering and we thank the local community for their ongoing support and information as our efforts continue to address this issue.
“The harm caused by drugs ripples throughout our entire community – with drug-fuelled violence, burglaries and thefts committed to support an addiction, drug-related road trauma, family violence and sexual assaults.”
“Police will continue to have an ongoing focus targeting street level drug dealing and possession to create a hostile environment for drug traffickers to operate.”
“The information we receive from the community about drug trafficking and related crime is extremely invaluable, we urge anyone with knowledge about criminal activity to report this to police.”
Leading Senior Constable Natalie Dean
Reviewed 06 October 2021