ACT Policing will summons a 40-year-old Isabella Plains man to face court after police located cannabis plants while executing a search warrant yesterday (December 4) afternoon.
Around 4.30pm, detectives from ACT Policing Criminal Investigations executed a Drugs of Dependence Act search warrant at the Isabella Plains house.
During the search of a shed in the rear yard, police located three purpose-built rooms which all contained cannabis plants in different stages of maturity.
In total, police located and seized 18 cannabis plants which were being grown with the assistance of an elaborate hydroponic system.
Detective Sergeant John Giles from ACT Policing Criminal Investigations said that during the warrant police seized over eight kilograms of cannabis.
“This seizure comes off the back of a number of successful warrants ACT Policing has executed as part of its illicit drugs campaign.
“There are signs which people can look out for which could indicate someone may have a hydroponic system growing cannabis inside their house. Look out for houses that have blocked off windows and are extremely well-lit indoors at all hours. Also look out for ventilation fittings which are erected on the roof and there are usually hoses and pipes being used for water and ventilation purposes,” Detective Sergeant Giles said.
The 40-year-old man will be summonsed to face the ACT Magistrates Court on drugs charges at a later date.
If you suspect someone is dealing or growing illicit drugs or witnessed suspicious behaviour in your neighbourhood, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at www.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously and rewards of up to $1,000 may apply.