ANOTHER three men have been charged with drug offences following more police raids across the district.
Two Camperdown men and a Cororooke man will now face court after yesterday’s operation.
A police spokesman said search warrants were executed yesterday morning in Shaw Street and Park Lane at Camperdown.
At Park Lane a 37-year-old man was arrested and later interviewed and charged with trafficking Oxycontin. After the Shaw Street raid a 59-year-old man was charged with trafficking cannabis.
Both men were released on bail to appear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on December 3.
A Cororooke man in his mid-40s has been charged with trafficking cannabis after police executed a search warrant at a Colac district property and found about 500 grams of the drug.
Yesterday’s raids followed similar searches at Camperdown, Terang and Colac on Tuesday.
Police claim to have smashed a drug ring based in the Camperdown district with alleged links to the Warrnambool chapter of the outlawed Rebels motorcycle gang.
On Tuesday about 30 police officers and a police dog were involved in executing search warrants at eight properties to search for drugs and evidence of trafficking in Oxycontin — also known as “hillbilly heroin”.
A total of nine people have now been charged with a range of offences relating to the sale of Oxycontin — an opiate-based painkilling medication available only on prescription.
It is understood that three of the charged men are linked to the Warrnambool chapter of the outlawed Rebels motorcycle gang.