Investigations continue after hydroponic set-up located at Whitebridge, NSW

Police continue to make inquiries following the discovery of a sophisticated hydroponic set-up in an industrial unit.

Following ongoing inquiries, officers attached to Lake Macquarie Local Area Command executed a search warrant at an industrial unit at Teran Close, Whitebridge, about 2.16pm yesterday.

During the search, officers allegedly located 146 cannabis plants and 161.5g of dried cannabis leaf.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Local Area Command seized the items

A 35-year-old man from Blacksmiths was arrested today.

He was taken to Belmont Police Station where he was charged with offences relating to the cultivation of the cannabis and possession of a prohibited drug.

The 34-year-old man will appear in the Belmont Local Court on the Wednesday 24 May 2017, NSW Police say.

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