Penrith RES charge two men and seize more than $225,000 worth of cannabis at Blacktown

Two men will appear in court today charged after Penrith Region Enforcement Squad investigators seized cannabis plants worth an estimated $225,000 in Sydney’s west.

As part of ongoing investigations, Penrith RES investigators, with assistance from the North West Metropolitan Operations Support Groups (OSG), executed a search warrant at a home on Mulgi Street, Blacktown, about 7.45pm yesterday (Wednesday 30 September 2020).

During the search, officers seized 45 mature cannabis plants, as well as mobile phones and equipment consistent with the cultivation of cannabis.

The estimated potential street value of the cannabis is $225,000.

Two men – aged 23 and 31 – were arrested at the home and taken to Blacktown Police Station.

They have both been charged with cultivate prohibited plant (between small and indictable quantity), enhanced indoor cultivate cannabis for commercial purpose, use/consume/waste electricity without authority.

The pair were refused bail to appear at Blacktown Local Court today (Thursday 1 October 2020).

Investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information about the cultivation and supply of cannabis is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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