Police seize speed, ecstasy

TWO police drug dogs have assisted police busting 20 people with illicit substances at Bookaar's Inner Varnika music and dance festival.

SEIZED: Police seized drugs at a festival.

SEIZED: Police seized drugs at a festival.

Detective Sergeant Cameron Ross, of the Warrnambool police divisional response unit, said Operation Huffnpuff targeted drugs at the Darcy Lane festival between noon and 4pm on Friday.

He said the three-day ticketed event had run for a number of years, was restricted to 1700 people and highlighted alternative and underground music. 

"Twenty people were caught with drugs. Of those, 18 were issued with drug diversions. A man in his 20s was also found with between 20 and 30 ecstasy tablets and another 20-year-old from the ACT was arrested and remanded in custody," he said.

"He was found with one ounce of MDMA split into 50 deal bags. He will appear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court for a bail/remand hearing on Tuesday."

Detective Sergeant Ross said police seized 100g of cannabis, 100 ecstasy tablets, about 10 grams of speed, magic mushrooms and LSD.