Illicit drug crop leads to man’s arrest, SA

A man has been arrested following an incident at a pizza bar in Newton overnight, according to SA Police.

Just after 10.30pm on Saturday 20 October, a man entered the pizza bar on Montacute Road and engaged in a dispute with staff over food he had ordered. The man then left the shop with a refund and staff contacted police.

A short time later, patrols attended an address in Dernancourt and spoke with the man. While at the property police uncovered a cannabis crop being grown hydroponically.

The 35-year-old from Dernancourt was arrested and charged with cultivating a commercial quantity of a controlled plant and theft of electricity.

He has been bailed to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 19 December.

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