Police find cannabis growing in bush, packed in barrels in Queensland raids

FIVE people have been arrested following a series of drug raids on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Police raided four properties at Gheerulla, Pacific Paradise, Yaroomba and Yandina on Tuesday.

During the operation, officers allegedly seized 29 mature marijuana plants and 11kg of dried cannabis.


A number of the plants were allegedly found hidden among thick vegetation at one of the properties.

Police also allegedly found several barrels packed with bags filled with dried cannabis, ready for sale.

(Source: Supplied/Queensland Police Service)

(Source: Supplied/Queensland Police Service)

A 58-year-old man was arrested in the raid at Gheerulla and charged with producing and possessing a dangerous drug.

A 60-year-old man arrested in the Pacific Paradise raid was charged with supplying a dangerous drug.

Both men are due to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on March 21.

(Source: Supplied/Queensland Police Service)

Meanwhile, a 34-year-old Nambour man, and a 25-year-old woman and 37-year-old man from Yandina have all been charged with one count each of possessing a dangerous drug.

They will all be dealt with under the provisions of the Drugs Misuse Act 1986.

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