Tip-off leads police to cannabis plants growing in backyard of Miami home

FIVE young Gold Coast men have been arrested and charged after police raided a house at Miami and allegedly found a number of marijuana plants growing in the backyard.

Officers from the city’s Rapid Action Patrols squad raided the Bardon Avenue home around 5pm on Thursday. Police said officers were acting on a tip-off from the public.

During a search of the property, officers allegedly found a number of cannabis plants growing in pots.


Five men, two aged 24 and three others aged 18, 23 and 26, were arrested and charged with a list of drug offences, mainly for possessing dangerous drugs.

One of the 24-year-old men was also charged with producing dangerous drugs, possessing things used in the commission of an offence and contravene a requirement.

“The seizure is a great example of the community continuing to work with police to remove drugs from the streets of the Gold Coast,” Officer in Charge of the Gold Coast RAP Acting Inspector Mat Kelly said.

“We encourage members of the community to contact Crime Stoppers to assist police in the targeting of those who involve themselves in drug production and the supply of dangerous drugs.”

Police said three of the five men charged are from Miami while the other two live at Burleigh Waters.

They are all due to front Southport Magistrates Court next month.