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Hidden Macgregor grow house busted.

By johnboy 9 August 2011 29

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ACT Policing uncovered a sophisticated “grow house” while executing a search warrant at a house in Macgregor yesterday afternoon (Monday, 8 August).

Detectives from Criminal Investigations drug team executed the search warrant at the house in Macfarlane Burnett Avenue and discovered an elaborate cannabis nursery under the house.

Detective Sergeant Bob Wynn said the backgrounds of the detectives played a large role in uncovering the sophisticated set up.

“Originally the team thought the cupboard backed onto a built in wardrobe,” Detective Sergeant Wynn said. “However, upon closer inspection two team members who had backgrounds in construction realised this could not be the case and removed the cupboard.”

To access the nursery police had to dismantle a cupboard and found a trap door with a ladder leading to the underground set up.

The electrical system of the house had been highly modified, with the meter box bypassed and a large number of transformers installed to power the growing lamps and fans inside the premises.

The house was also equipped with a customised irrigation system.

No people were found inside the house however, police have seized a number of items as evidence and investigations are ongoing.

grow house

grow house

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Ex Warrior 11:35 am 11 Aug 11

Chop71 said :

Jethro said :

trickyxr said :

So was the house constructed with a subfloor (Cellar) that was only accessable by the hidden trap door? If that is the case the house was constructed for the purpose of growing Other wise you would have a normal access door to the subfloor (cellar).

My thoughts too. Was this done at the original time of construction?

Will the police (the state) take the house? Could be a nice windfall for Mr Plod

Yeh I believe there is a case going on atm in the ACT Supreme court. A first in the ACT where a fella was growing some weed in his house and now the blokes house is on the line. Certainly should make people think twice about doing it in their own home/house.

Chop71 10:26 am 11 Aug 11

Jethro said :

trickyxr said :

So was the house constructed with a subfloor (Cellar) that was only accessable by the hidden trap door? If that is the case the house was constructed for the purpose of growing Other wise you would have a normal access door to the subfloor (cellar).

My thoughts too. Was this done at the original time of construction?

Will the police (the state) take the house? Could be a nice windfall for Mr Plod

PBO 10:10 am 11 Aug 11

KeenGolfer said :

kezzafezza said :

I think there is a grow house down the road from us. The inside windows are completely covered in foil stuff, and then to try to hide it there is shade sail wrapped around the outside of the house, with a tiny crack in it to access the front door.

Seems pretty sus, but maybe its some crazy insulation??

Have you reported it to police? Report it and let them check it out.

Or leave it be and let the police catch real criminals.

+ What if it is not a grow house and you have stuffed your innocent neighbour around? Just a possibility.

KeenGolfer 7:31 pm 10 Aug 11

kezzafezza said :

I think there is a grow house down the road from us. The inside windows are completely covered in foil stuff, and then to try to hide it there is shade sail wrapped around the outside of the house, with a tiny crack in it to access the front door.

Seems pretty sus, but maybe its some crazy insulation??

Have you reported it to police? Report it and let them check it out.

kezzafezza 7:16 pm 10 Aug 11

I think there is a grow house down the road from us. The inside windows are completely covered in foil stuff, and then to try to hide it there is shade sail wrapped around the outside of the house, with a tiny crack in it to access the front door.

Seems pretty sus, but maybe its some crazy insulation??

chewy14 4:17 pm 10 Aug 11

troll-sniffer said :

Probably wouldn’t have been busted if they had just paid for the electricity they were siphoning off, it’s the discrepancies in the network that get them every time. Morons.

Solar power companies should advertise this as another benefit of getting a pv array.

Jethro 4:10 pm 10 Aug 11

trickyxr said :

So was the house constructed with a subfloor (Cellar) that was only accessable by the hidden trap door? If that is the case the house was constructed for the purpose of growing Other wise you would have a normal access door to the subfloor (cellar).

My thoughts too. Was this done at the original time of construction?

p1 3:59 pm 10 Aug 11

johnboy said :

$10k quarterly bills stand out a bit too!

Yup, unless you are running a aluminium smelter at your house, ACTEW are going to get suspicious even if you pay the bill.

johnboy 3:37 pm 10 Aug 11

$10k quarterly bills stand out a bit too!

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