Raids which found drugs, cash and firearms on two Cobram district properties last week are a win for the community.JESSICA GRIMBLE December 19, 2012 4:30am
Raids which found drugs, cash and firearms on two Cobram district properties last week are a win for the community.
Detective Sergeant Marcus Boyd of Cobram police said the early morning raids on properties at Cobram and Koonoomoo on Friday would mean a ‘‘disruption’’ to the cannabis trade on both sides of the border.
He said it was information from residents that led to the raids — and three people facing drugs and other charges.
Police from Wangaratta and Cobram and the dog squad found a small amount of white powder, which they believed was amphetamine, and a small amount of cannabis at a Wadeson St, Cobram property.
Later, they found a substantial amount of cannabis and a number of plants, of varying ages, at a Goulburn Valley Hwy, Koonoomoo property.
Police also found a substantial amount of cash and a firearm.
‘‘This is a great example of police responding to information received from the public. We are prepared to listen and prepared to act,’’ Det Sgt Boyd said.
‘‘We see this as a win for the community and a disruption to cannabis trading in the area — particularly on both sides of the border.’’
Det Sgt Boyd said the raids should send a message to people who were cultivating drugs.
‘‘For one, it’s dangerous. Secondly, one day you will get a knock on the door — it’s not a matter of whether you get a knock on your door, but when you get a knock on your door,’’ he said.
A Cobram man, 29, was charged with trafficking amphetamines, possession of amphetamines, possession of cannabis and possession of proceeds of crime.
A Koonoomoo man, 48, and woman, 33, have been charged with trafficking cannabis, cultivating cannabis, possession of a small amount of amphetamines and possession of proceeds of crime. Charges of possession of a firearm and being unlicensed and in possession of a firearm and ammunition were also issued.
The Cobram man will face Cobram Magistrates’ Court on February 6 and the Koonoomoo man and woman will face court on February 20.
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Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
MORE than 130 camp oven enthusiasts turned up to the Torrumbarry Hotel for its annual camp oven cook off.
Rochester Historical and Pioneer Society hosted an afternoon tea to recognise long-standing members Barrie and Flora Griffin and John and Margaret Harley.
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Scone Equine Hospital relaunches local veterinary practice.
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A planning scheme amendment to allow the expansion and redevelopment of the IGA supermarket at Heathcote has been approved by the Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne.
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The second annual National Herd Development Victorian Winter Fair was in action at the Bendigo Exhibition Centre last Wednesday and Thursday.
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