Police have charged two men after $1.15 million worth of cannabis was seized during a raid in Leura yesterday.
North West Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squad – Penrith have been investigating the enhanced cultivation of prohibited plants in the north-west region.
Following investigations, yesterday at 12.15pm (Wednesday 19 August 2015), officers attended a home on St Georges Road, Leura, and spoke to 39-year-old man at the front door.
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The home was searched with police locating an alleged hydroponic cannabis setup. Following further searches officers located another 39-year-old man.
Both men were arrested and taken to Katoomba Police Station.
A crime scene was established and 230 cannabis plants, with an estimated street value of $1.15m, and other hydroponic growing equipment was seized, and will undergo forensic examination.
The two men were charged with large commercial enhanced cultivation of prohibited plant and use/consume electricity without authority.
They were refused bail and appeared at Penrith Local Court today (Thursday 20 August 2015), where they were refused to appear at Penrith Local Court on Wednesday 9 September 2015.
Officers are continuing to investigate the cultivation of prohibited plants in the north-west region.