A 29-YEAR-OLD man was arrested at a Warrnambool motel early Monday morning after being caught with ice valued at $20,000.
Police officers executed a search warrant at a central Warrnambool motel soon after midnight, acting on information received.
They uncovered a large amount of drugs, drug paraphernalia including digital scales and a small amount of cash.
The drugs included 35 grams of ice and 10 ecstasy tablets.
The man was arrested, interviewed, charged and remanded in custody by a Warrnambool police sergeant under the new bail laws which came in on July 1.
Police can now remand an accused person in custody for 48 hours instead of calling in a bail justice.
Officers also located an imitation handgun, knuckle dusters with a built in taser and $100 cash.
The man will appear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday for a bail/remand hearing.
He has 45 pages of prior court appearances.
Sergeant Chris Brown said it was an excellent result due to diligent police work by officers of the Warrnambool-based division response unit.
The 29-year-old man is one of four people who will appear in court on Monday for bail/remand hearings.
Another man was picked up on warrants of apprehension while another was arrested after an incident involving family violence.