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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