Warrnambool police are making inquiries with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection about the possible deportation of a New Zealand national after he was again charged with trafficking drugs.
Detective Acting Sergeant Elissa Smith, of the Warrnambool police divisional response unit, said the 37-year-old man, who lives in Warrnambool, was wanted on warrants and a police whereabouts alert had been issued.
DRU officers attended at an address in Warrnambool's Wanstead Street on Thursday and were able to locate and arrest the man.
He was interviewed and charged with trafficking drugs and evading police.
The trafficking charge came out of a forensic examination of the man's mobile telephone.
Police will allege he is a local dealer who has been selling drugs since the start of October.
He has prior court appearances for drug trafficking.
In October last year the man was jailed for 12 months after swallowed a bag of drugs while being searched by police.
At the time he was on two community corrections orders following a prison stint and the one-year jail term was a resentencing on all charges.
On Thursday the man was also charged with evading police after an incident in Crawley Street involving Portland highway patrol unit members.
It's alleged the man fled from police and abandoned his car, which then rolled into a trailer.
The man was remanded in custody overnight Thursday and is expected to appear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court for a bail/remand hearing on Friday.
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