Police seized 72 cannabis plants at a Plainland property in a targeted raid on Monday.
Police seized 72 cannabis plants at a Plainland property in a targeted raid on Monday. Contributed

What led police to massive hydroponic pot crop?

POLICE will allege three people arrested at a Plainland property obstructed officers who were there to seize an elaborate hydroponic cannabis set-up.

Detectives were able to verify information received via Crime Stoppers that led to the seizure of 72 cannabis plants and delivered a major blow to cannabis supply in the Lockyer Valley.

Six police converged on the Plainland property on Monday and allegedly located a fully insulated shed used to grow and produce hydroponic cannabis.

Toowoomba Tactical Crime Squad Senior Sergeant Peter Jenkins said two men aged 20 and 48, and a woman, 53, were arrested on a combined 43 charges including 28 counts of supplying dangerous drugs after the police located 72 plants, including 36 fully grown plants, inside a shed on the property.

Police seized 72 cannabis plants from a Plainland property in a targeted raid on Monday.
Police seized 72 cannabis plants from a Plainland property in a targeted raid on Monday. Contributed

Snr Sgt Jenkins said the shed had been "fully lined and insulated" with extensive hydroponic equipment including heating lights, extraction fans and specially-designed lighting.

"Police were able to verify the information provided to us by a call to Crime Stoppers and as a result, we executed the search warrant.

"I think that this (seizure) would significantly reduce the amount of available cannabis in the Lockyer region as a result of this find."

Police dismantled and seized the equipment from the shed.
 


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