The Round-up

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Marysville drug operation

More than 60 people were processed for drug related offences during a police operation which took place in the surrounding areas of the Wild Horses Music Festival in Marysville on the weekend of 7-8 December.

The operation, which ran for three days along Lake Mountain Road, detected 60 people for drug possession, three drivers with drugs in their system, 20 traffic offences, four non-roadworthy vehicles, and two people medically evacuated as a result of drug over doses.

Senior Sergeant Mark Hesse said the results showed that one in four cars that were checked by police as part of the operation uncovered illicit drugs.

He said people needed to be aware of the heavy penalties associated with drug possession and trafficking.

“If you choose to attend a festival in possession of illicit drugs, you will be detected,” Mr Hesse said.

“No matter how well you think they are concealed, you will be caught.”

Mr Hesse said the drugs seized as part of the weekend operation included ecstasy tablets, cocaine, speed and cannabis.

“Most people attend the events to enjoy the music and have a good time,” he said.

“There is this idea with some people that taking drugs enhances their day out, but in reality, they are potentially putting the health and safety of themselves and others at risk.”

Victoria Police runs operations at many music festivals and other types of events throughout the state each year.

Family Violence

Croydon Family Violence Investigation Unit was called to a Woori Yallock address following a report of an alleged family violence incident. On 7 December 2019, a 47 year old Toolangi man was arrested at Box Hill and taken to Croydon Police Station. The male has been charged with attempted murder, make threats to kill and breach of intervention order.

The male has been remanded in custody to reappear on 6 March 2020.

Gladysdale man arrested

A 25 year old Gladysdale man was taken into custody after an alleged incident where he used a chainsaw to cut through the front door of a premises in Beenak at about 10pm last night.

The female victim who was known to the offender narrowly escaped injury when the chainsaw came through the door.

Detectives from Croydon Family Violence Unit have charged the male with reckless conduct endangering serious injury, criminal damage, bail offences and assault.

If you feel at risk of being involved in a family violence incident or believe that someone you know is, please seek some help from police or a support service, such as Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre by calling 1800 015 188. In immediate danger, always call Triple Zero (000).

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