ACT Policing detectives executed a search warrant on a Hackett residence this morning (Friday November 8) during which a small hydroponic growing chamber was found, together with other drugs and prohibited weapons.
Detectives executed the Drugs of Dependence Act search warrant on the home around 10.40am and found the hydroponic chamber inside a locked room under the house. Three plants were found in the chamber, which was equipped with “grow lights”, extractor fan, and irrigation pump.
Also located during the warrant was around 1kg of dried cannabis, around 28 grams of a white powder suspected to be cocaine, plus quantities of other material suspected to be methylamphetamine, and heroin. Police estimate the potential street value of the drugs seized as approximately $30000.
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Also seized during the warrant was a quantity of ammunition, some prohibited bladed weapons and a quantity of material suspected to be steroids.
A 39-year-old man was present during the warrant and is currently assisting police with their enquiries. No charges have yet been laid.
Illicit drugs are an ongoing priority for ACT Policing, as they place an unnecessary financial, social and health burden on the community. To make a profit, local drug dealers need to make continued sales and increase their customer base. They prey on vulnerable people, (often troubled young people), who commonly turn to crime to meet the user cost of the addiction.
There are signs you can look out for that drug dealing may be occurring in your area. These include:
premises with drawn curtains, shielded or reflective coated windows during daylight hours
residences with extensive and excessive security systems
frequent visitors to the premises who only stay for short periods of time
suspicious groups meeting at parks, car parks or shopping centres
individuals visiting the premises, regularly changing cars.
Report suspicious illicit drug activity to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the online reporting form. Visit our Crime Stoppers page for more information on how to best provide an effective report.