Man charged with trafficking drugs across Melbourne

A man has been charged with drug trafficking, and three others arrested, following an investigation into the alleged distribution of illicit substances across Melbourne.

An investigation was established in October last year to investigate the alleged supply of methylamphetamine, cocaine, ketamine, MDMA, GHB and cannabis across Melbourne’s north and southeast.

Following extensive enquiries, the Prahran Divisional Response Unit – with assistance from the St Kilda Frontline Tasking Unit, the Prahran Family Violence Investigation Unit, and the Stonnington, Port Phillip and Wangaratta Crime Investigation Units – executed four simultaneous search warrants at homes in Balwyn North, Carlton and Windsor, as well as two storage units in Wangaratta, from about 8.30am yesterday.

During the searches, police allegedly uncovered more than two litres of 1,4-Butanediol, as well as quantities of methylamphetamine, MDMA, ketamine and ecstasy, a cannabis plant, prescription medication and a white powder that will undergo further analysis.

Officers also seized electronic devices and more than $12,000 in cash.

Four people were arrested across the several locations.

• A 35-year-old man was arrested at a home on Drummond Street, Carlton North. He was charged with trafficking a commercial quantity of 1,4-Butanediol, trafficking methylamphetamine, MDMA and ketamine, as well as possessing ecstasy, prescription medication and proceeds of crime. He was remanded in custody to appear in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.

• A 67-year-old man was arrested at a home on Minerva Avenue, Balwyn North. He was charged with possessing methylamphetamine and placed on a diversion.

• A 68-year-old man was also arrested at the Balwyn North property. He was charged with cultivate and possess cannabis. He will be interviewed at a later date.

• A 39-year-old man was arrested at a unit on High Street, Windsor, and released pending further enquiries.

• A man and woman will be spoken to by police at a later date about alleged drug possession.

As enquiries continue, anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online at

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