Cannabis worth $225,000 seized

CANNABIS with an estimated street value of $225,000 has been seized by police in a raid at Blue Knob, near Nimbin, on Wednesday afternoon.

No arrests were made, but police have issued a 35-year-old Nimbin man with a series of court attendance notices.

Richmond Local Area Command crime manager, Detective Inspector Greg Moore, said police, acting on information, executed a search warrant on the Blue Knob Road address about 2.15pm.

Police searched the private property, uncovering a commercial quantity of cannabis located in various locations.

The total haul of the illegal drug weighed more than 11 kilograms and was stored in several plastic agricultural drums.

According to Det Insp Moore, the drums contained a mixture of high-quality cannabis heads and leaf.

Police also found and seized another 50 cannabis plants growing on the property.

The plants of various ages ranged from 200 millimetres to two metres in height.

The man has been charged with a range of offences, including cultivating a prohibited plant, supplying a prohibited drug and possessing a prohibited drug.

He has been ordered to attend the Lismore Local Court next month.

Insp Moore said investigations were continuing and that police expected to make more arrests in relation to the drugs find.



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