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Melton’s driving shame

Melton drivers are among the worst in the state for drug driving offences according to new police data. The data shows 66 drug driving infringement...

Guns, ice seized in police raids across Melbourne’s north-west

Guns and 1.7 kilograms of ice have been seized by police following a series of raids across Melbourne's north-west. Police from the North West Metro...

Moorabool Drug Action group receives funding

Moorabool Drug Action Group will use a $10,000 grant to tackle ice use at the grassroots. MDAG was among 12 groups sharing $118,000 in state...

Ice-connected violence on rise in Melton

The number of people caught using methamphetamine, or ‘ice’, in Melton has quadrupled in the past three years, new data shows. And ice users are...

Drug-drivers on the rise around Melton

Police are worried about an increasing number of drug-affected drivers on Melton roads. Melton highway patrol officers wrapped up Operation Impacted, targeting roads with a...

Support sought for drug help app

Sunbury community leaders hoping to develop an Australian-first smartphone app to connect ice users with mentors are calling on residents and businesses to help...

Families in the fight against ice

Ice addiction can be heavily stigmatised, leaving victims and their families feeling helpless. But organisers of a new workshop at Bacchus Marsh hope to equip...

‘Ice’ education workshops at Bacchus Marsh and Melton

Melton and Bacchus Marsh are to be offered education workshops aimed at helping families support loved ones battling ice addiction. Drug and alcohol centres Turning...

Drug outreach team ‘desperately needed’

A dedicated drug outreach team is desperately needed in the western suburbs, according to the chief executive of Community West. Rachna Muddagouni said the Deer...

Effects of ice explored at forum next month

Stephanie Zacharias hopes her peers will finally understand the ramifications of the drug ice, which is tearing apart users, their families and friends. The year...

Committee set up to tackle ‘ice’ epidemic

Melton and Moorabool communities have banded together to help combat the ‘ice’ epidemic. A nine-member committee will set up the town’s Bluebird House, a not-for-profit...

Ice users offered rehab instead of jail

Ice users facing jail for minor offences will be able to avoid being locked up if they agree to an intensive treatment program to...

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Moorabool council mark library build with party

Construction of the new Ballan Community and Library Hub will commence this week, and Moorabool Shire Council is throwing a party to celebrate. The event...