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Police seize four truckloads of stolen goods

A man has been charged with possession of, and trafficking in, cannabis and amphetamines and possessing proceeds of crime following a raid on an Elphinstone property.

March 26, 2014 4:10am

Heathcote police joined forces with officers from several stations and members of the Central Victorian Response Unit for a raid on an Elphinstone property on Wednesday morning.

A 43-year-old man appeared in Bendigo Magistrates Court on Thursday and was remanded in custody until April 17.

He was charged on several counts including trafficking cannabis and amphetamines, possession of cannabis and amphetamines, and possessing the proceeds of crime.

Leading Senior Constable Karl Kerschbaumer said police found several stolen vehicles and took away four truckloads of items from the property.

He said they included farm machinery, tools, hay and, motorcycles.

‘‘It’s estimated there was in excess of $100,000 worth of property,’’ he said.

‘‘Inquiries are continuing.’’

Heathcote police caught a 28-year-old Bendigo man doing 144km/h on the McIvor Hwy at Knowsley about 10pm on Friday.

He was given a $614 on-the-spot fine and his licence was suspended for six months.

Heathcote police seized a loaded shotgun from a car in High St, Heathcote at 6.20pm Sunday night.

A 28-year-old Tooborac man will be charged on summons with possessing a loaded firearm and firearm storage offences.

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