Police have charged a man after finding drugs were located at Commissioners Creek and Rowlands Creek, south of Murwillumbah, last week.
Investigators attached to Strike Force Ensign raided a home on Commissioners Creek Road last Thursday (October 24).
They claim to have located 140 marijuana plants, leaf, seeds, a stolen vehicle and cash.
At a nearby private lot in Rowlands Creek, they say they found a second plantation consisting of 1,677 marijuana plants.
They estimate the combined ‘potential street value of the drugs’ at more than $3.5 million.
On Monday, a 63-year-old Commissioners Creek man attended Tweed Heads Police Station where he was arrested and charged with cultivating cannabis, supplying commercial quantity of a prohibited drug, possessing a prohibited drug and traffic matters.
He was refused bail and was due to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court yesterday (October 29).