Dealers have been put on notice with police running a major operation to get drugs off the streets.
Police in Warrnambool, Camperdown, Hamilton and Portland are calling on the public to provide any information on drug activity.
The eight-day operation, named Dob in a Dealer, begins today.
Senior Sergeant Shane Keogh said that any information on the trafficking or use of illicit drugs would be investigated.
“Our target here is to remove drugs and drug dealers from our streets,” he said. “To make sure this continues we need help from anyone in the community who may have information that could be helpful to police relating to drug trafficking in the area.
“Those found to be selling any drug of dependence would be processed according to the justice system.
“Those who have an addiction to any drug and come under notice of police and will be provided with counselling, referral and diversion opportunities.”
Senior Sergeant Keogh said people who have contacted police with information in the past and have new information they think police may want to know about should call police.
He said those with a drug addiction were encouraged to seek counselling via the Western Region Alcohol and Drug (WRAD) Centre Medical Services on 1300 009 723.
WRAD centre director Geoff Soma welcomed the operation and said anything which caught dealers was a good thing.
“WRAD is against people selling drugs because as a result there is a lot of damage done to individuals and families,” he said.
The operation runs until February 16 and Senior Sergeant Shane Keogh said callers could remain confidential and telephone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 he said.