1064 cannabis plants found growing in eight paddocks

A MAN has been charged with more than a dozen offences after police allegedly uncovered an enormous cannabis crop growing on a property on the NSW Mid North Coast.

Police were executing a search warrant at a property off the Cochrane Fire Trail at Carrai, 90km northwest of Kempsey when they made the discovery on Friday morning.

While searching the property and its immediate surrounds, officers allegedly located 1064 cannabis plants growing in eight separate plots.


The plants were ripped up and seized, along with 100 litres of cannabis oil and a further 10kg of cannabis leaf.

Police also removed three guns, a large amount of ammunition and three motorbikes from the property.

A 62-year-old man was arrested and taken to Kempsey Police Station where he was charged with 13 offences.

Among the charges include cultivating a large commercial quantity of a prohibited plant and supplying a large commercial quantity of a prohibited drug.

The man was also charged with three counts of having suspected stolen goods on his property, possessing unregistered and unauthorised firearms, and not keep firearm safely.

He was refused bail and due to appear in Port Macquarie Local Court today.

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