14 June 2018

Man to face court after Police seize $20k and 300 cannabis plants

| Lachlan Roberts
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Man to face court after cash and 300 cannabis plants seized. Photo and Video: Supplied by ACT Policing

A Melba man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today after Police seized $20,000 and 300 cannabis plants in Spence on Wednesday night (13 June).

ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigation Team executed a search warrant and seized approximately 300 cannabis plants and over $20,000 in Australian currency. Police say the search of the premises remains ongoing.

The 42-year-old man was arrested and conveyed to the ACT Watchhouse where he was formally charged on drug and trafficking charges including cultivating a commercial quantity of a controlled plant.

ACT Policing said they will continue to target and disrupt the illicit production, distribution and trafficking of drugs in the ACT.

Anyone with any information about the manufacture, distribution or supply of illicit drugs is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

Information can be provided anonymously.

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Why is Cannabis illegal?

It is remarkable how many people interstate think that pot is legal in the ACT. They seem to think we are some kind of wild west town where the pleasures denied to them are all legal in Canberra.

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