Teen arrested, charged and locked-up over $700,000 cannabis crop

A TEENAGER accused of growing hundreds of cannabis plants at a house in northern NSW will remain locked up ahead of his court appearance next week.

Police allegedly uncovered 272 marijuana plants growing under hydroponic lights inside a house at Commissioners Creek, south of Murwillumbah, during a raid on Saturday.

Investigators estimate the cannabis crop has a street value of about $700,000.


Following investigations, the 19-year-old male was arrested at Tweed Heads Police Station on Wednesday.

He was subsequently charged with enhanced indoor cultivation of prohibited plant for commercial purpose, possess prohibited plant – large commercial quantity, take part in the supply of cannabis.

The teen was refused bail to appear in court on Wednesday, December 20.