18 September 2019

Police find cannabis plants at home of suspected baseball bat burglar

| Lachlan Roberts
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ACT Policing found a grow house in Holt on Tuesday night. Photo: ACT Policing.

Police have seized 58 cannabis plants from the home of the man charged with burglary while armed with a baseball bat on Tuesday morning (17 September).

Around 9:45 pm last night, police executed a search warrant at a house on Bannerman Place, Holt. The warrant activity was initiated after a man allegedly broke into a Dunlop home armed with a baseball bat.

During the search, police discovered a sophisticated hydroponic setup in the rear, free-standing garage of the residence. Police seized 58 cannabis plants, hydroponic cultivation equipment and a prohibited weapon.

A Holden Commodore was also seized as tainted property in accordance with the Confiscation of Criminal Assets Act 2003.

The 42-year-old man, who was charged this morning with aggravated burglary, will also be charged with cultivating a trafficable quantity of cannabis.

Anyone with information about illegal drug cultivation or supply 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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