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Police have confiscated equipment they say was being used for a hydroponic cannabis station set up in a Tweed Heads garage.

Tweed Byron Detective Chief Inspector Dave Silversides told The Echo on Friday morning investigations into the growing station were ongoing and any related charges were yet to be laid.

A 58-year-old woman was initially arrested at the home garage address in Kirkwood Road, Tweed Heads South, when police carried out a search warrant there around 2.30 Thursday afternoon, Chief Insp. Silversides said.

But she was later released without charge and was reportedly cooperating with police investigations.

Chief Insp. Silversides said the hydroponic set-up was ‘organised’.

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Police coincidentally found a wanted male juvenile at the same address, when they carried out the search warrant, the chief inspector said.

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The boy was reportedly released on bail and due to face Tweed Heads Local Court later today.

NB The image used to accompany this report on the home page and in social media is of another alleged hydroponic cannabis set-up. Images of the Tweed Heads South alleged set-up were unavailable.


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1 COMMENT

  1. Could be a survivalist preparing to grow his own food during the shortages.
    Or the weed was actually being grown in the house next door and this was the decoy set up.
    Either way, the cops keep arresting people and then not being able to charge them with anything. They are acting very suspiciously. Someone should investigate their activities.

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