Vehicle intercept leads to Ararat crop house discovery

Northern Grampians Crime Investigation Unit detectives have seized a large quantity of cannabis plants following a search warrant in Lambert Street yesterday afternoon.

Officers attended the address and discovered a hydroponic set-up about 2.50pm with a substantial amount of plants located.

It comes after police located and seized more than 40kg of suspected cannabis after intercepting a car in Ararat late Monday night.

The officers noticed the dark-coloured BMW acting suspiciously at the corner of High and Collings streets, about 11.45pm.

During a search of the car officers located three garbage bags of suspected cannabis in vacuum sealed packages.

A 55-year-old Braybook man and a 38-year-old Sunshine North man were both arrested and interviewed by police.

They have since been charged with cultivating and trafficking a commercial quantity of cannabis.

The men were remanded overnight to appear at Horsham Magistrates’ Court today.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at

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