Warrnambool man, 29, arrested and remanded in custody to appear at court today

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.