Man charged with drug trafficking after $100,000 worth of cocaine seized in Kew

A man is facing serious drugs charges after allegedly being found in possession of almost $100,000 worth of cocaine in Kew.

An investigation into the alleged trafficking commenced in January this year, before the Prahran Divisional Response Unit – with assistance from the Stonnington and Port Phillip Crime Investigation Units, the Family Violence Investigation Unit, uniform officers, and the Dog Squad – executed a search warrant at a home on Campbell Street just after 7am on Thursday 30 May.

During a search of the home, detectives located approximately 275g of cocaine with an estimated potential street value of more than $96,000.

Police also seized a quantity of steroids and mobile phones.

A 33-year-old man was arrested at the scene and charged with trafficking a commercial quantity of a drug of dependence.

He appeared in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, where he was granted bail to re-appear on 22 August.

It will be alleged the man was trafficking cocaine across Melbourne’s southeast.

Searches were also conducted at a home and storage unit in St Kilda, as well as an apartment in Port Melbourne.

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