Police from Broadford were on patrol as part of Operation Sentinel at the weekend when a routine intercept of a speeding driver revealed more than they expected.

Officers were heading north on the Hume Hwy when they noticed the car travelling at speed as it passed them about 3 pm Sunday.

Police intercepted the vehicle before they noticed a strong smell of cannabis while talking to the driver.

The 29-year-old driver produced a small ziplock bag of cannabis, which led police to search the vehicle.

A quantity of cannabis was found in the rear tray of the vehicle and a further two garbage bags allegedly containing cannabis were found on the back seat.

It’s believed the cannabis seized was valued at more than $200,000.

Police are investigating whether the man was using his work permit to get through the lockdown area from Melton.

The Brookfield man has been charged with trafficking and possession of cannabis and was remanded to appear at Shepparton Magistrates’ Court.

While committing the offences, the man was also found to be in breach of the directions issued by the Chief Health Officer and was issued a penalty notice.