A police operation has netted 500 cannabis plants and more than 10kg of cannabis leaf.
A police operation has netted 500 cannabis plants and more than 10kg of cannabis leaf.

Police seize $1.1m cannabis crop

POLICE have arrested and charged a man and woman after seizing cannabis worth more than $1million from two North Coast properties.

Detectives attached to Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command executed search warrants on neighbouring properties on Stuart Road at Lawrence, north of Grafton, yesterday (Tuesday, March 6).

They allegedly seized 500 cannabis plants and more than 10kg of cannabis leaf.

The drugs have an estimated potential street value of around $1.1million.

Police arrested a man and woman and took them to Grafton Police Station for questioning.

The 53-year-old man was subsequently charged with:

• Cultivate prohibited plant (commercial quantity);

• Supply a prohibited drug;

• Supply cannabis;

• Possess cannabis;

• Supply a prohibited drug; and

• Possess unregistered firearm.

The 63-year-old woman was charged with:

• Cultivate prohibited plant (commercial quantity); and

• Supply cannabis.

The pair was conditionally bailed to appear in Maclean Local Court on April 10, 2012.



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