Crime Stoppers tip off leads police to discover hydro house

A single call to Crime Stoppers has led police to a hydro house on the Central Coast, where more than 80 cannabis plants and nearly 900 grams of cannabis leaf were located.

Acting on information received from a recent Crime Stoppers call, officers from the Brisbane Water Local Area Command executed a search warrant at home on Bellevue Street, North Avoca, around 3pm yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 16 September 2015).

Underneath the house, police found a hydroponic cannabis set-up with a total of 83 mature plants. A further 899 grams of cannabis leaf was located in the home’s main bedroom and kitchen.


The potential street value of the seized cannabis is estimated to be in excess of $400,000.

A 47-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to Gosford Police Station, where he was charged with cultivate prohibited plant, possess prohibited drug and supply prohibited drug.

He was granted strict conditional bail to appear before Gosford Local Court on 13 October 2015.

Local police say the seizure highlights the significant, positive impact one call to Crime Stoppers can yield.