St Albans man arrested, cannabis plants found in Ravenhall
A man has been arrested in St Albans and cannabis plants have been located in Ravenhall following an ongoing investigation.
Police arrested the 42-year-old, without a fixed address, on Douglas Street yesterday after officers from the Special Operations Group attempted to intercept the man as he allegedly walked away from the address around 11 a.m. .
The man allegedly crashed into two police vehicles before being forcibly removed from the car by the police.
Upon arrest, police said the man suffered non-life threatening injuries after being bitten by a police dog.
He was taken to hospital for treatment, where he remains under police surveillance.
Police said a warrant was then executed at a property on Eucumbene Drive in Ravenhall, where police located around 340 cannabis plants.
Eastern Region Crime Advisor Acting Inspector Scott Dwyer said it was a “significant seizure” of cannabis plants grown there for some time.
“Drug damage reverberates throughout our community – with drug-fueled violence, burglaries and thefts committed to support addiction, drug-related road trauma, family violence and sexual assault,” Acting Inspector Dwyer said.
“The police will continue to focus on street level drug trafficking and possession in order to create a hostile environment for drug traffickers.
“The information we receive from the community on drug trafficking and related crimes is extremely valuable, we urge anyone with knowledge of criminal activity to report it to the police. “
Anyone with information on drug-related activity is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1-800-333,000 or submit a confidential crime report to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au