ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 24-year-old Griffith man after finding a quantity of cannabis plants in his house last night (Monday, May 23).
Police were called to the house around 9pm after reports of a possible disturbance. At the house, police spoke to the man who advised that he was the only person in the house.
Officers entered the house and located a hydroponic system and nine large cannabis plants growing in a bedroom.
The resident, who until that time had been assisting police with their investigation, then lunged at an officer with a syringe. The man was escorted from the house where a violent scuffle took place with the man attempting to kick and head-butt officers.
The man was conveyed to the ACT Watch House and will face the ACT Magistrates Court later today after being charged with cultivating a trafficable quantity of cannabis for sale, and obstructing a territory public official (knowingly).