Police make arrests for commercial cannabis cultivation


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Northern Territory Police have arrested four people for commercial cannabis cultivation.

Detectives from the Drug and Organised Crime Squad attended a residence at Fly Creek and executed a search warrant around 10:30am yesterday.

474 mature cannabis plants were located on the property along with a stored methamphetamines laboratory and precursor chemicals. 126 of the plants were located in a 40 foot shipping container which was converted to a purpose built hydroponics grow room. A further three kilograms of dried cannabis head from the harvested plants was seized from drying racks in the main shed along with an unsecured air rifle and 12G ammunition.

A second search warrant was executed at a residence in Rosebery where 3.9 kilograms of cannabis was located.

A 41-year-old female and three males, aged 31, 41, and 42, were arrested and refused bail.

They were scheduled to appear at Darwin Local Court today on the following charges;

• Cultivate a commercial quantity of cannabis

• Possess cannabis in a commercial quantity x 2

• Supply cannabis in a commercial quantity x 2

• Unlawfully possess property

• Possess a firearm whilst Unlicensed

• Fail to meet storage requirements x 2

• Possess ammunition without a licence x 2

• Possess equipment to manufacture a dangerous drug