A WARRNAMBOOL man has been charged with trafficking a commercial quantity of ‘ice’ after police searched three properties.
The 30-year-old was arrested by Warrnambool and Portland police on Wednesday.
Fu Sem Vom, of Wellington Street, was intercepted and arrested in Melton about 7.30pm.
Following the arrest, police executed search warrants at three residential properties — in Wellington Street in Warrnambool, Portland’s Julia Street and Fishburn Grove in Melton West, seizing various items.
A firearm was also seized during the searches.
Mr Vom was charged with two counts of trafficking a commercial quantity of crystal methamphetamine and remanded in custody to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates Court on July 31.
The arrest was the result of police investigation in the Warrnambool and Portland areas in response to community concerns about the highly addictive drug.
Meanwhile, a Merino man will also face court on a range of drug charges after a successful police raid this week.
Detective Sergeant Steve Brown, of the Portland police crime investigation unit, said officers executed a drug warrant at a Merino property on Tuesday.
He said police found a quantity of cannabis plants, dried cannabis and hydroponics equipment.
A 41-year-old man was arrested, interviewed and charged with trafficking, cultivating, possessing and using cannabis.
He will appear in the Portland Magistrates Court on May 20.
Detective Sergeant Brown said a tip-off from a member of the public led to the raid.
“Information from the public is vital to police effectively enforcing the law and led to this warrant being executed, items being found and charges laid,” Detective Sergeant Brown said.