Cannabis production room located in Merrimac, QLD

This morning detectives from the Major and Organised Crime Squad located an elaborate hydroponic cannabis production room at a Merrimac residence, Queensland Police say.

Following information received from the public, police executed a search warrant at the Merrimac residence and located the room beneath the house.

During the search, police seized 28 cannabis plants and a large quantity of hydroponic equipment. Detectives also identified the offenders were allegedly stealing electricity to maintain the plants.

Police are conducting enquiries with a number of people in relation to this matter.

“The QPS recognises the importance of forming strong collaborative partnerships with the community to reduce the harm caused by dangerous drugs within our community.

“The community plays a significant role in the proactive detention of drug suppliers and we commend the local community for their ongoing support of the QPS and our work in keeping Queensland safe,” Detective Inspector Glen Donaldson of the Major and Organised Crime Squad said.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers.

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