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Arrest after 'drone with drugs' nabbed near Metropolitan Remand Centre

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Police have intercepted a drone allegedly trying to deliver a stash of drugs across a remand centre wall west of Melbourne.

Officers and the air wing were called to the Metropolitan Remand Centre in Ravenhall, 22 kilometres west of the city, on Sunday about 4.30pm after reports that a drone was flying nearby.

Police found a car parked in Middle Road with a man and woman inside, allegedly operating a four-engine drone.

A small quantity of drugs was found.

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

He was bailed to appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court next Monday.

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