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Police found almost 200 marijuana plants, some of which were being grown hydroponically, around $1200 in cash, brass knuckles and replica pistols, together with around a kilogram of dried marijuana and seeds.

The man was charged with cultivate prohibited plant (commercial quantity), cultivate prohibited plant (indictable quantity) and recklessly deal with proceeds of crime by Richmond Local Area Command Police.

Inspector Doug Conners, of Richmond Local Area command told Echonetdaily, the arrest wasn’t linked to a high profile drug operation that has been taking place in and around nearby Nimbin.

‘Our police are always going to targeting drugs on an ongoing basis, whether there’s a specific operation ongoing or not,’ he said.

The man has been granted conditional bail to attend Lismore Local Court on December 22.


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