Vehicle intercept reveals drugs

Overnight Monday 23 January Traralgon police intercepted a vehicle with no registration plates in Collins Street, Traralgon.

Police said when the vehicle was searched an ice pipe and amount of drugs were located.

A 31 year-old Traralgon man was questioned and admitted possession of the drugs and was interviewed and released pending further investigation.

Fire at Derhams Lane, Morwell

Morwell police are investigating a fire which occurred about 7.30am on Tuesday, 31 January at the HVP plantation in Derhams Lane, Morwell.

Police have been told that a passing motorist noticed the fire and reported it to the CFA who attended and found a vehicle burnt out at the location.

Police ask anyone with information in relation to the fire to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report via

As a result of Crime Stoppers information, local police executed a drug warrant at a Newborough address last week.

Police located an amount of cannabis in the house and a 31 year-old Newborough man was taken into custody.

He has been interviewed and charged with various drug offences and bailed to appear at the Latrobe Valley Magistrates’ Court at a later date.

Police remind the community that information in relation to drug activity or suspicious activity can be phoned through to Crime Stoppers on

1800 333 000 or can be submitted online at

Reports can be made confidentially or anonymously.

Morwell police are investigating the cause of a fire at the intersection of Firmins Lane and Davey Jones Lane, Hazelwood North about 6.30pm on Monday, 30 January.

A passing motorist noticed flames in a grass area just off the intersection and notified the CFA who attended and extinguished the fire.

Police were notified due to the CFA investigator deeming the blaze suspicious.

Police are asking anyone with information in relation to the fire to phone Crime Stoppers on

1800 333 000 or file a report online at