Tip-off leads to drug bust

Police found cannabis plants in a Kennett River house after a tip-off.

POLICE have urged people to continue reporting crimes after a public tip-off led to a drug seizure at Kennett River, north-east of Apollo Bay.

Detective Chris Potter of Colac Criminal Investigation Unit said police would interview “and likely charge” a 52-year-old Kennett River man with cultivating and possessing cannabis after a raid on the man’s home.

Det Potter said police found and seized “a few” hydroponically-grown cannabis plants, a small hydroponic system, and an undisclosed amount of dry cannabis.

He said the raid and seizure were a direct result of a tip-off.

“It resulted from information being passed on from a member of the public to Crime Stoppers,” Det Potter said.

“We’re very grateful that someone took the trouble to do that,” he said.

“You hear stories about cannabis being grown up and down the coast but police are certainly looking to the community to point them in the right direction.”

Det Potter was Acting Sergeant at Apollo Bay Police Station at the time of Friday morning’s raid.

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