Tip off leads police to sophisticated hydroponics cannabis set-up on GC

A tip off has lead police to a sophisticated hydroponics cannabis set up at Burleigh Heads.

The discovery was made around 3.40pm yesterday, when officers executed a search warrant at an industrial premises at Ern Harley Drive.

During the raid, police are alleged to have located 29 cannabis plants as well as the hydroponics set-up.


Officer in Charge of Gold Coast RAP Senior Sergeant Mat Kelly said the seizure was a result of information provided to police.

“The seizure is a great example of the community working with police to remove a significant amount of cannabis ready for sale from the streets of the Gold Coast.

“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,” Senior Sergeant Kelly said.

PHOTO: Qld Police

PHOTO: Qld Police

A 53-year-old man from Burleigh Waters has since been charged with one count each of produce dangerous drugs, possession of a dangerous drug, supply of a dangerous drug, possess things used in commission of offence and possess utensil.

He is due to face Southport Magistrates Court on January 2, 2017.