ACT Policing has seized 90 cannabis plants and hydroponic equipment from a house in Proud Street, Forde this morning (November 30).
About 7am, Criminal Investigation detectives executed the Drugs of Dependence Act 1989 search warrant at the house.
During the search of the house police located multiple hydroponic setups scattered throughout the rooms.
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Detective Sergeant Shane Scott said this is the second grow house police have discovered this month and would urge the community to continue to report suspicious houses in their area.
“Given the warmer weather, people will be out walking and exercising, so we ask that while they’re doing this, to look around the area and if they see a property that may be a suspected ‘grow house’, report it to police via Crime Stoppers.
“Look for houses with untidy and unmaintained yards and blacked out windows. If you live near a house you suspect is a ‘grow house’, watch for when people come and go, see if bins are placed out for collection and how regularly the mail is collected,” Detective Sergeant Scott said.
Police estimate the value of the seizure at $300 000. During the warrant, detectives seized a number of items as evidence and investigations are ongoing.
Anyone who may have any information about the activity at the Proud Street house is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.