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One of the men arrested yesterday by police. (supplied)
One of the men arrested yesterday by police. (supplied)

Five men were arrested and four of them charged yesterday after police executed six search warrants during which they located four seperate hydroponic set-ups and a large amount of ‘enhanced cannabis plants’.

One of the hydroponic set-ups discovered by police. (supplied)
One of the hydroponic set-ups discovered by police. (supplied)

The raids in Goonellabah, Lismore and Casino were in relation to Strikeforce GLYN, which is targeting the commercial supply of cannabis.

Police will allege that at at an address in Parkwalk Drive Goonellabah they located four separate hydroponic set-ups and a large amount of enhanced cannabis plants.

At the Lismore search warrant police located a cannabis plant and cannabis, and a large amount of items were seized and examined.

A 54-year-old Goonellabah man has been charged with Organises/conducts/assists drug premises, supply cannabis, Enhanced indoor cultivation plant for commercial purpose, two counts of possess prohibited drug and cultivate prohibited plant; greater than commercial quantity. He has been bail refused and will appear in Lismore Local Court today.

A 24-year-old Goonellabah man was charged with Take part enhance indoor cultivation plant for commercial purpose, and Organises/conducts/assists drug premises. He will appear in Lismore Local Court in September.

A 24-year-old Goonellabah man was charged with Take part enhance indoor cultivation plant for commercial purpose, Organises/conducts/assists drug premises, possess Prohibited Drug and Cultivate Prohibited Plant. He has been bail refused and will appear in Lismore Local Court today.

A 34-year-old Goonellabah man has been charged with Take part enhance indoor cultivation plant for commercial purpose, Organises/conducts/assists drug premises, and two counts of possess prohibited drug. He will appear in Lismore Local Court in September.

A 61-year-old Lismore man will be issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for Cultivate an Prohibited Plant and Posses Prohibited Drug.


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