Police charge man and woman over drug supply, cultivation at Orange

A man and woman have been charged following an investigation into the supply and cultivation of a prohibited drug worth about $75,000 in the state’s Central Tablelands.

In December 2020, officers attached to Central West Police District Proactive Crime Team established Strike Force Marunna to investigate the supply and cultivation of cannabis throughout Orange and surrounding areas.

About 10am yesterday (Thursday 14 January 2021), police executed a search warrant at a home on a rural property at Kinross Lane, Clifton Grove, approximately 12km north-east of Orange.

During the search, police seized 38 cannabis plants, 928g of cannabis leaf, 42g of cannabis seed and approximately 2kgs of cannabis oil.

Police will allege the drugs seized have a combined estimated potential street value of $75,000.

A woman, aged 46, was arrested and taken to Orange Police Station where she was charged with two counts of possess prohibited drug.

Following inquiries, police arrested a 52-year-old man at Orange Police Station.

He was charged with cultivation of cannabis, and three counts of possess prohibited drug.

The pair were granted conditional bail to appear before Orange Local Court on Monday 22 February 2021.

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