Men face court over alleged weed truck

Amber Wilson

Two men have allegedly been found with a commercial quantity of cannabis and hydroponic equipment in a truck in Melbourne.

Police officers were on patrol on Friday night when they saw a rental truck travelling through Whittlesea just after midnight and intercepted the vehicle, noticing a strong smell of cannabis.

A 28-year-old Brighton man and his passenger, a 29-year-old Bulleen man appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Saturday.

The pair have each been charged with trafficking a drug of dependence - namely cannabis - in a commercial quantity and also possessing cannabis.

Neither of the men applied for bail.

They were remanded in custody to reappear in court on July 16 for a filing hearing.