Man charged, police seize $188,000 worth of cannabis plants

Cannabis, a fast-growing bushy annual with dense sticky flowers, produces psychoactive cannabinoid chemicals such as THC and CBD.
Cannabis, a fast-growing bushy annual with dense sticky flowers, produces psychoactive cannabinoid chemicals such as THC and CBD.

Police have charged a man over alleged drug offences following a search warrant in Sydney’s south yesterday.

Officers from the Redfern Region Enforcement Squad established Strike Force Grassy to investigate the enhanced indoor cultivation of cannabis.

About 7pm (Tuesday 12 July 2016), police attached to the strike force executed a search warrant at a home on Burgess Street, Beverley Park.

During the search, officers allegedly located 94 cannabis plants, with an estimated potential street value of $188,000.

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A 28-year-old Lakemba man was arrested at the home and taken to St George Police Station.

He was charged with cultivate prohibited plant (commercial quantity), use/consume/waste electricity without authority and supply cannabis leaf.

The man was bail refused to appear before Sutherland Local Court today (Wednesday 13 July 2016).

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