Further drug charges expected
POLICE say three more men can expect to face court over Tuesday’s $60,000 cannabis haul at Halfway Creek.
Coffs/Clarence crime manager, Detective Chief Inspector Cameron Lindsay, said he anticipated the trio would soon be issued with court attendance notices.
This follows the arrest of a man, 55, who was due in court yesterday on charges of drug cultivation, supply and possession.
Police raided a Luthers Road property at 10.45am and seized two kilograms of cannabis, 40 grams of hashish and 24 cannabis plants.
“This is the latest significant arrest made in this area over the last couple of months and is part of ongoing investigations into the commercial cultivation of cannabis in the area,” Chief Inspector Lindsay said.
“We believe we have made significant inroads into the local supply and trade of drugs.”
Last month, police seized $90,000 worth of cannabis in simultaneous raids at Raleigh and Dundurrabin.
The operation was part of Strike Force Midkin, an ongoing investigation into large-scale cannabis cultivation.
In January, police uncovered one of the largest crops ever seized on the Mid-North Coast, an $18 million, five-tonne cannabis crop growing in the Chaelundi National Park northwest of Dorrigo.