Ballarat Divisional Response Unit officers hit gold after locating gold nuggets, a large amount of drugs and over $250,000 in cash at Golden Point last night.
As part of a long-running drug investigation, officers executed a search warrant at a motel on Main Road about 11pm on Thursday, 11 August.
A 48-year-old man was arrested before officers located over $250,000 in cash, gold nuggets with an estimated value of $17,000 and an assortment of allegedly stolen jewellery.
They also seized a large amount of methylamphetamine, cannabis and cocaine.
The Ballarat man was subsequently charged with trafficking a large commercial quantity of methylamphetamine, trafficking cocaine, trafficking cannabis, three counts of possessing drugs of dependence, dealing with the proceeds of crime and commit indictable offences whilst on bail.
He was remanded overnight to appear before Ballarat Magistrates’ Court today.