Cannabis set-up found in Albion Park Rail

A HYDROPONIC cannabis set-up has allegedly been found by police at an Albion Park Rail storage facility.

More than 100 cannabis plants, 200 grams of cannabis leaf, cannabis seeds and hydroponic equipment was allegedly seized by police at two storage units on the Princess Highway last Thursday (July 10).

A man will be charged with drug offences after police raided the storage units, allegedly locating cannabis being grown hydroponically.

About 9.40pm on Thursday, police attended a storage unit on the Princes Highway and allegedly found 65 cannabis plants as well as the cannabis leaf and seeds.

Investigations led police to another storage unit in the complex, where they allegedly found a further 44 cannabis plants being grown hydroponically and some cannabis seeds.

Police also seized heat lamps, extraction fans and growth chemicals all allegedly used in the cultivation of cannabis.

A 41-year-old man was identified as allegedly being responsible for the second storage unit and he will be issued with a court attendance for the offences of cultivating prohibited drug and possessing a prohibited drug.

Police from Lake Illawarra Local Area Command are continuing their investigations and expect to speak to a second man over his alleged involvement in the matter.

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