Almost $1million worth of cannabis seized; man charged – Kellyville

A man has been charged after the execution of a search warrant in Kellyville located almost $1 million worth of cannabis plants.

North West Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squad’s Strike Force Tassie-19 began investigating hydroponic cannabis cultivation in the North West metropolitan region last month, including a suspect house on Windsor Road in Kellyville

Officers from the North West Metropolitan Regional Enforcement Squad, with the assistance of the Public Order and Riot Squad and The Hills Police Area Command, searched the house on Windsor Road at 4.05pm on Sunday (27 October 2019).

Upon searching the house, officers located and seized 237 cannabis plants and hydroponic equipment.

The potential estimated street value of the cannabis plants is $950,000.

A 34-year-old man was arrested and taken to Castle Hill Police Station. He was charged with large commercial cultivation of cannabis and stealing electricity.

He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today (Monday 28 October 2019).

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