NSW police carried out a raid on a home in Ruthford last week, seizing over 100 live cannabis plants in a makeshift hydroponics setup.
Port Stephens Hunter Police District received anonymous crime stoppers tip last week, leading to the execution of a search warrant on a Rutherford residence. Police entered the Jason Place home at 3.50 pm last Friday, seizing 104 flowering cannabis plants and cannabis cultivation equipment.
In a statement to the public, police shared pictures of the home-made hydroponics setup, which used a camping tent to conceal the plants. No arrests have been made yet, although police are continuing their investigation.
Acting Inspector Kristin Marshall also thanked the local community for the Crimestoppers tip. As expected, this gratitude was not returned, with one clever commenter writing:
Meanwhile pharmaceutical companies and politicians are producing cannabis crops on an industrial scale and charging a fortune to access it. You won’t hear the term ‘dangerous drug’ when they are growing it.
We actually reported on one of these industrial-sized operations last week, as the Federal government granted Medibis major project status for a $180 million greenhouse in Toowoomba. Read that story here.