Drugs and cash found after solo crash

Officers from Moe have arrested and charged a man after drugs and a significant quantity of cash was seized following a crash in Moe South this morning.

Police were patrolling in the vicinity of Wirrana Drive and Coalville Road when they noticed a solo bearing allegedly false registration plates about midnight.

The rider allegedly sped off from police before he appeared to lose control and crash.

The 25-year-old ran from the scene before he was arrested nearby.

A first constable was injured during the arrest when the man allegedly struck the male first constable to the face. He received minor injuries.

A subsequent search uncovered in excess of $50,000 cash and a quantity of methylamphetamine, pills and liquid believed to be GHB.

The man, of no fixed address, has been charged with;

• Traffick commercial quantity of methylamphetamine;

• Traffick methylamphetamine;

• Traffick GHB;

• Possess methylamphetamine;

• Possess GHB;

• Proceeds of crime (in excess of $53,000);

• Assault emergency worker;

• Resist emergency worker; and

• Driving offences (unlicensed/unregistered/false plate)

He was remanded to appear at La Trobe Valley Magistrates’ Court on Monday 18 October 2021.

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