$620,000 cannabis crop seized

POLICE have stumbled upon a cannabis crop worth more than $620,000 during a routine visit to a Tucabia property.

Police said they were called to the house for an unrelated matter about 12.30pm on Monday.

When they arrived, they noticed a large number of cannabis plants growing nearby.

Officers searched the premises, allegedly finding 354 cannabis plants, 145 grams of dried cannabis, 28 grams of powder believed to be amphetamine, and an unregistered firearm.

The cannabis had an estimated potential street value of more than $620,000, police said.

A 47-year-old Tucabia man was arrested and charged with cultivating a commercial quantity of cannabis, possessing a prohibited drug, and firearms offences.

He was bailed to appear before Grafton Local Court on August 22. Grafton police yesterday confirmed the seized plants had been destroyed.



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