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188 cannabis plants found; Two men charged – North Coast 

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Two men have been charged after police allegedly located more than $750,000 worth of cannabis plants. Photo supplied.

Two men have been charged after police allegedly located more than $750,000 worth of cannabis plants in a home on the state’s north coast yesterday.

In May, 2018, officers from the Tweed/Byron Police District Target Action Group commenced an investigation into the large-scale cultivation of cannabis plants at a property in Burringbar.

About 9.30am yesterday (Thursday 28 June 2018), officers executed a search warrant at the home where they allegedly located 188 cannabis plants being grown hydroponically, 2.5kg of cannabis leaf and a small amount of cannabis seed.

Two men, aged 38 and 70, were arrested at the property and later charged at Tweed Heads Police Station with cultivate prohibited plant greater than indictable quantity, supply prohibited plant greater than indictable quantity, possess prohibited plant, and supply/possess prohibited drug.

They were both refused bail and will appear in Byron Bay Local Court today (Friday 29 June 2018).

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  1. I believe this a complete waste of everyones time.
    The grower time and resources because it will be all destroyed.
    The Police time and resources because the laws are wrong, this crime is just growing a plant, there are no victims.
    The Courts time and resources, how many wasted $$ are going to be spent prosecuting this “crime”.
    There is also the cost of incarnation .
    Million of Australians regularly use Cannabis .
    Legalize Cannabis and tax it.
    Generate income out of it instead of it costing our society.

    • Well said.. (last comment) there is NO Harm generated by cannabis or its users. I wish there was more police interest and investigations about “harmful” crimes..and less revenue mongering all round.


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