Police on the north coast are actively seeking out and charging people with marijuana cultivation offences, with a Ballina man and a Kingscliff man separately charged yesterday. The offences are not related.
A man was charged with drug-related offences after presenting himself to Ballina Police Station yesterday.
Last Thursday police raided a home in Lee Street, East Ballina when the occupant was away.
Police seized a single large dope plant, 800 grams of allegedly ‘high quality’ marijuana, plus scales, plastic bags and $18,000 in cash.
Yesterday afternoon a 48-year-old man, who police allege is the sole occupant of the Ballina home, attended his local station with his solicitor.
He was charged with deemed supply cannabis, possess cannabis, cultivate cannabis and goods in custody.
The man was granted conditional bail to appear at Ballina Local Court on 29 March 2012.
Separately, a 32-year-old man was charged yesterday after police allege they discovered a hydroponic marijuana farm at a house in Kingscliff.
A 32-year-old man was charged yesterday with offences relating to hydroponic equipment, marijuana seedlings and bypassing the electricity mains to a house in Vulcan St, Kingscliff.
The man will appear in Tweed Heads Local Court on April 16.