Home raid finds $52,000 worth of cannabis plants
A TERRANORA man has been arrested for growing $52,000 worth of cannabis at his home using an elaborate hydroponic system.
Tweed Byron Police District Crime Prevention Officer Senior Constable Bradley Foster said the Tweed Heads Target Action Group (TAG) officers searched the Terranora home on Tuesday.
"(TAG) found sophisticated hydroponic system with numerous tents containing eight large cannabis plants each with an elaborate watering system, lights and timers," he said.
"The total value of these plants is estimated to be $52,000.
"In addition to the plants located police also seized 2.7kg of dried cannabis leaf and $20,000 in cash suspected of being proceeds of crime."
The man living at the property was arrested and charged with numerous offences, including cultivating a prohibited plant, supplying a prohibited drug and possessing drugs.
The accused appeared at Tweed Heads Local Court on Wednesday.
More information to come.