Yarrawonga and Cobram police have seized large quantities of the drugs ‘ice’, ‘GHB’ and cannabis from two residences in Cobram.FIONA BLICK January 11, 2013 2:10pm
In a late night raid police from Yarrawonga and Cobram seized large quantities of the drugs ‘ice’, ‘GHB’ and cannabis from two residences in Cobram.
Sgt John Higgins from Yarrawonga Police said two search warrants were executed on December 31 on properties in Cobram and three men, one aged 21 and two aged 36, were arrested.
“Two of the men were charged for the trafficking and possession of a drug of dependence and the third man was given a diversion,” Sgt Higgins said. “There was also a large amount of cash found on the properties, in excess of $3,000.”
‘Ice’ is a street name for crystal methamphetamine hydrochloride, which is a powerful, synthetic stimulant drug. Ice often appears as large, transparent and ‘sheet-like’ crystals but may also be coloured, often pink, blue or green.
GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) is a depressant drug which slows down the activity of the central nervous system and the messages going between the brain and the body.
GHB has been used to facilitate sexual assault. It can easily be slipped into a drink without the victim’s knowledge, and can cause drowsiness, sleep and short-term memory loss.
This means that victims may not be able to resist or recall a sexual assault.
Sgt Higgins said this is a tremendous result for the community as a whole.
“This is a large disruption to drug trafficking in the local area including Yarrawonga,” he said. “The use of illicit drugs has a negative impact on the individual, the family and the community.”
In other police news penalty notices issued by Yarrawonga Police in December, mostly for traffic offences, has doubled from 31 in December 2011 to 61 in December 2012.
“This is a good result,” Sgt Higgins said. “These numbers reflect the fact that police are active and out in force. I don’t apologise for this. We need to do everything we can to keep our roads safe.”
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