Police charge man after Chelsea intercept uncovers drugs and cash

Police have charged a man after a vehicle search in Chelsea found alleged illicit drugs and cash.

Officers from Chelsea were performing duties as part of Operation Everest when they stopped a car on Thames Promenade on Saturday 5 March about 4.45pm.

A search of the car uncovered quantities of alleged methylamphetamine, heroin, cannabis and cocaine, along with over $8000 in cash and a knife.

A 30-year-old man was arrested and has since been charged with trafficking a drug of dependence, possession of a drug of dependence, possess proceeds of crime and possession of a controlled weapon.

He appeared in court over the weekend and was remanded in custody to appear before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today, Monday 7 March.

Operation Everest is a seven-week TAC funded operation with officers dedicated to targeting drink and drug driving throughout the Kingston, Glen Eira and Bayside council areas.

Anyone with information about illicit drug activity is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.auExternal Link

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