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Drug-carrying drone discovered hovering outside Melbourne prison

One man’s been arrested and is due back before court next Monday…

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A MAN’S BEEN arrested after a drone laden with drugs was discovered hovering outside a prison in west Melbourne.

According to Victoria State Police, it was seen near the walls of the medium-security Ravenhall facility at around 4.30pm on Sunday.

Officers responded to the scene and found a man and women in a car nearby, “with what was believed to be a drone with four engines and a small quantity of drugs”.

A 28-year-old man from Lalor, a Melbourne suburb, was charged with possessing a drug of dependence and attempting to commit an indictable offence.

He was bailed, and is due to appear again at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court next Monday.

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