Investigators suspect these luxury items were purchased using the profits from criminal activities.
Fawkner Divisional Response Unit Detective Acting Sergeant Brad Hobbs emphasised the danger posed by 1,4-butanediol, saying, “Overwhelmingly what users believe is GHB is actually 1,4-butanediol.”
“The drug can be unpredictable, and the difference between survival and a fatal overdose can be very small,” he said.
“There is absolutely no safe amount to ingest — that’s why we’re committed to removing it from unintended hands.”
The 45-year-old Morwell man is now facing a total of 10 charges, including committing an indictable offence on bail and dealing with property suspected of being the proceeds of a crime.
He was remanded overnight and is set to appear before the Latrobe Valley Magistrates’ Court today.
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