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Cannabis grow facility uncovered in Wingfield

09 Sep 2021 4:19pm

A man has been arrested following the discovery of an extensive hydroponic cannabis grow facility in Wingfield.

About 8.30pm on Wednesday 8 September, after receiving information from a member of the public via Crime Stoppers, police had cause to enter and search an industrial premises on George Street at Wingfield.  They located a large hydroponic cannabis set-up in three large industrial cool rooms, 16 cannabis plants and approximately 6kg of dried cannabis.

Police re-attended the premises on Thursday 9 September  and seized equipment used to grow and dry cannabis.  They attended an address in Sturt and arrested a 47-year-old man residing there in relation to the grow house.  A search of the house resulted in the discovery of dried cannabis and evidence indicative of drug cultivation.

The man has been charged with traffic in a large commercial quantity of cannabis, cultivate cannabis and possess prescribed equipment.  He has been refused bail and will appear in the Port Adelaide Magistrates Court on Friday 10 September.

Anyone with information on the growing, sale or supply of illicit drugs can report it anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au.