Baby crocodile found by police searching a home for drugs and stolen goods. Photo: Supplied: Victoria PoliceIt should have been a routine police search for drugs and stolen goods.
But when detectives raided a home in Victoria’s east yesterday they discovered a baby crocodile.
Wellington detectives investigating a series of thefts, burglaries and reports of drug trafficking made the startling discovery at a home on Blackburn Street in Stratford.
The small crocodile was seized and two people were arrested at the home at about 9.15am on Monday.
Police previously alleged the search also uncovered what was believed to be the drug methamphetamine, a stolen car, power tools, including brush-cutters and chainsaws, car fridges, cattle drenching equipment and soft drinks.
A 21-year-old woman from Sale was later charged with use and possess a drug of dependence. She was bailed to face the Sale Magistrates Court at a later date.
A 24-year-old Stratford man was charged with burglary, handling stolen goods, trafficking methamphetamine, possession of cannabis and proceeds of crime.
He has been bailed to appear at Sale Magistrates’ Court on March 29.
Leading Senior Constable Melissa Seach said the crocodile was handed to Parks Victoria for re-homing.
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