Police charge Hallam man with drug trafficking offences

Police arrested and charged a 28-year-old Hallam man with a string of offences after executing a warrant at a residential address on Albert Road in Hallam.

Police have charged a 28-year-old Hallam man with a range of drug-related offences as part of an ongoing investigation into the alleged trafficking of drugs and firearms.

Police executed a warrant at a residential address on Albert Road in Hallam on Thursday 19 October.

Police charged a 28-year-old Hallam man with trafficking methylamphetamine, trafficking cannabis, cultivating cannabis and possessing proceeds of crime.

He was bailed to appear at Dandenong Magistrates’ Court on 4 March 2024.

Police seized various quantities of what appeared to be methylamphetamine, dried cannabis, cannabis plants, cannabis seedlings and a quantity of cash.

Police also arrested a 33-year-old Cranbourne woman present at the address, subsequently interviewed her for possessing methylamphetamine and is expected to be charged on summons.

Illicit Firearms Squad Detective Inspector Julie Macdonald said the effects of drug trafficking could be devastating and tragic.

“Drug trafficking impacts us all – whether it be through drug driving, drug-fuelled assaults, drug-fuelled family violence or heightened risk-taking,” she said.

“Victoria Police is dedicated to disrupting drug dealers and traffickers who profit from causing harm within the community by preying on vulnerable people with drug addictions.

“The repercussions of becoming involved in trafficking illicit drugs are life altering, with the maximum punishment life imprisonment.”