Marijuana crop found growing in secret room underneath home

POLICE have found a marijuana crop growing in a secret room underneath a house on the Gold Coast.

A tip-off from the public led police to the Merrimac home early on Thursday morning.

A search of the property uncovered 28 cannabis plants being grown in an elaborate hydroponic cannabis production room secreted underneath the dwelling.


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It’s alleged the occupants of the home had been stealing electricity to power the room.

In a statement, police said officers were “conducting inquiries with a number of people”.

(Source: Qld Police)

(Source: Qld Police)

Detective Inspector Glen Donaldson of the Major and Organised Crime Squad praised the local community for their help in identifying the drug house.

“The QPS recognises the importance of forming strong collaborative partnerships with the community to reduce the harm caused by dangerous drugs within our community,” Det Insp Donaldson said.

“The community plays a significant role in the proactive detention of drug suppliers and we commend the local community for their ongoing support of the QPS and our work in keeping Queensland safe.”

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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