200 cannabis plants seized, man charged – Coffs Harbour

A man will appear in court after police located a cannabis crop in the state’s Mid North Coast yesterday.

About 2.40pm (Thursday 3 May 2018), officers from the Coffs/Clarence Police District Firearm and Drug Unit executed a search warrant at a property on Bennett’s Road, Coffs Harbour.

During a search of the property, officers located and seized 200 mature cannabis plants, 195 grams of cannabis seeds, two slingshots, ammunition, and 5.370 kg of cannabis.

The estimated potential street value of the cannabis is $500, 000.

A 49-year-old man was arrested and taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station where he was charged with supply cannabis, possess prohibited drug, possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit, and possess ammunition without holding a licence/permit.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court on Monday 28 May 2018.

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