Police charge two after western region drug investigation

Central Victorian Response Unit officers (CVRU) have arrested two women following a four-month investigation into drug trafficking in the Bendigo area.

The operation culminated in the execution of warrants at two properties in Plante Court in Strathdale and Maple Street in Golden Square this morning, 23 January.

A number of items were seized from the properties as part of Operation Possum including:

• more than $7,000 cash

• quantities of alleged methylamphetamine

• liquid believed to be GHB valued around $15,000.

A 29-year-old Strathdale woman and a 35-year-old Golden Square woman have been charged with traffick a commercial quantity drug of dependence.

The women have been remanded to appear in Bendigo Magistrates’ Court on 24 January.

Central Victorian Response Unit officers were supported by the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) as part of the investigation to ensure a safer community and to disrupt the drug supply in Bendigo and throughout the broader community.

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