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VIPER Taskforce strikes in Melton South

Wednesday 15 March 2023 4:19pm

VIPER Taskforce officers have charged a man with a string of offences after conducting a Firearms Prohibition search at a Melton South home last night.

As officers commenced the search at the Denny Place residence about 5pm, they located a cannabis crop greenhouse in the rear yard.

Officers in turn obtained a drug search warrant and upon executing the warrant, they located and seized items including an alleged stolen Nissan Patrol and motorcycle, four cannabis plants, shot gun shells, a box of explosives, prescription medication and cash.

A 27-year-old Melton South man was arrested at the scene and has been charged with multiple charges including cultivating a narcotic plant, trafficking and possessing cannabis, possessing a firearm related item in contravention of a firearm prohibition order, possessing an explosive substance, theft of motor vehicle, possessing a drug of dependence and committing an indicatable offence while on bail.

He has been remanded to face Sunshine Magistrates’ Court today.

A 25-year-old Melton South woman was also arrested and released pending further enquires.

Media Unit


Reviewed 16 March 2023