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Two men have been charged after two raids on an alleged ‘hydroponic cannabis factory’.

About 9.30am yesterday police raided a property on Taylors Road, Chillcotts Grass, allegedly finding ‘a small amount of cannabis seed and leaf’.

About 11am, police raided a factory, also on Taylors Road, and found a total of 330 dope plants growing hydroponically.

Police allegedly located a further 2.7 kilograms of cannabis leaf and cultivation equipment.

Police told local media the ‘sophisticated set-up was using enough electricity to power 127 homes’.

Two men were arrested and taken to Lismore Police Station.

The first man, aged 37, was charged with cultivating a large commercial quantity of cannabis, supplying prohibited drug, and two counts of possessing a prohibited drug.

The second man, aged 40, was charged with knowingly taking part in the cultivation of a large commercial quantity of cannabis.

They were both granted conditional bail and will appear in Lismore Local Court on Monday 5 December 2011.

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