Senior Sergeant Stewart Day inspects the bags of seized cannabis plants yesterday morning.
Senior Sergeant Stewart Day inspects the bags of seized cannabis plants yesterday morning. Emma Channon

Police seize cannabis plants

A PENSIONER has told police he was growing cannabis for medicinal reasons when officers found and seized about $20,000 worth of plants at his Warwick home yesterday morning.

A tip-off through Crime Stoppers led police to the Myrtle Ave home, where officers found nine 1.8m plants growing in the backyard.

Warwick Criminal Investigation Branch Detective Sergeant Darren Tamblyn said officers attended the home about 9.30am.

"The plants were hidden under a see-through mesh material and surrounded by corrugated tin," he said.

"They weren't really mature plants - they were probably a month away from being fully mature."

The 54-year-old man was charged with producing a dangerous drug and has no other known drug or criminal history.

Police believe he was the sole person involved in growing the illegal plants.

He will appear in court February 24.

 

Do you have information that might be valuable for police?

Phone Warwick police on 4660 4444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.


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