A man will appear in court today after police allegedly detected cannabis cultivation while responding to a domestic violence-related incident on the state’s Mid North Coast last night.
About 9pm (Thursday 19 December 2019), officers attached to the Mid North Coast Police District attended a property at Lorne, south of Port Macquarie, to conduct an apprehended domestic violence order (ADVO) check.
After a woman was observed running into the home, police were granted permission to search the property to locate her and check on her welfare.
The woman was located safe and well and left the residence a short time later.
Also during the search, police located cannabis, which had been packaged in numerous resealable plastic bags, and a recently harvested cannabis plantation at the rear of the property.
The 46-year-old man was arrested and taken to Port Macquarie Police Station, where he was charged with contravene prohibition/restriction in AVO (Domestic), possess prohibited drug, cultivate prohibited plant and breach of bail.
He was refused bail to appear in Port Macquarie Local Court today (Friday 20 December 2019).