Police uncover cannabis crop growing in Nerang home

Mairjuana - Nerang Bust

Picture: Twitter @HayleyWebb_9

POLICE raids have uncovered around $40,000 of Maijurana being grown in a sophisticated hydroponic drug lab at a home in Nerang.

Officers raided the Riverview Road home shortly after 8.30am on Wednesday morning and found the extensive crop growing inside two bedrooms and the bathroom of the property.


ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT


A 58-year-old Nerang man was taken into custody at the scene.

He has been charged with possession of a dangerous drug, supply a dangerous drug and stealing.

It’s alleged the man had been stealing electricity to operate the hydroponic setup.

Media reports allege the man claimed to be growing the plants to pay for his medical bills.