9 May 2024

Police seize nearly 50 kg of dried cannabis, as well as 65 plants, in Tuggeranong raids

| Albert McKnight
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Dried cannabis was seized during police raids across Tuggeranong over April to May 2024. Photo: ACT Policing.

Police are expecting to make arrests after a series of raids across Tuggeranong saw officers seize nearly 50 kg of harvested cannabis and over 65 plants, plus other drug-related items.

ACT Policing said officers conducted search warrants at homes in the suburbs of Theodore, Monash, Richardson and Isabella Plains between 17 April and 3 May 2024.

A large number of items were seized at the residences.

This included at least 65 cannabis plants, 35 to 45 kg of harvested cannabis crops, 200 grams of dried cannabis, about five grams of cannabis seed, 20 to 30 heat lamps and 10 clip-seal bags containing a white substance suspected of being illicit drugs.

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Police said while no arrests have been made so far, investigations were continuing and charges are expected to be laid.

Officer in Charge of Tuggeranong Police Station, Inspector Rod Anderson, wanted to remind the community about the ACT laws regarding personal cannabis possession.

“While possessing small amounts of cannabis, as well as having two plants in a residence for personal use, has been decriminalised, growing and harvesting amounts of this nature remains a serious criminal offence,” he said.

“ACT Policing will continue to target the manufacture, sale, and distribution of illicit drugs in our community.

“If you are engaging in this activity, expect police to be knocking on your door before too long.”

If you have information regarding the manufacture or sale of drugs in the community, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

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