Woman on drug charges

Midwest Times - - NEWS - Adam Poulsen Po­lice un­cov­ered this hy­dro­ponic set-up dur­ing the search of a Kal­barri home.

Po­lice say they have dis­rupted a ma­jor source of cannabis in Kal­barri af­ter a raid un­cov­ered a so­phis­ti­cated hy­dro­ponic set-up last week.

Kal­barri po­lice made the dis­cov­ery in a shed at a Kal­barri home on Tues­day last week af­ter re­ceiv­ing a tip-off from a mem­ber of the pub­lic.

Kal­barri Po­lice Sta­tion of­fi­cer-in-charge Sergeant Norm Gill said the al­leged grower had gone to great lengths to con­ceal the set-up.

“Within the shed, we found three hy­dro­ponic tents, all fully en­closed and sealed in a way so that they didn’t let out light,” he said. “They also had a fil­tra­tion sys­tem to fil­ter air com­ing out so the smell wouldn’t be de­tected by neigh­bours.”

Sgt Gill said the es­ti­mated weight of the 10 plants seized was about 4kg.

“It’s quite a sig­nif­i­cant drug bust for our com­mu­nity, which should re­duce the flow-on ef­fects of crim­i­nal be­hav­iour and do­mes­tic-re­lated in­ci­dents,” he said.

A 52-year-old Kal­barri woman has been charged with cul­ti­vat­ing cannabis with in­tent to sell or sup­ply, pos­sess­ing cannabis and pos­sess­ing drug para­pher­na­lia.

She will face Kal­barri Mag­is­trate’s Court next month.

Sgt Gill said po­lice were still in­ves­ti­gat­ing and the woman’s part­ner, a 62-year-old man, would also likely be charged.

He said Kal­barri po­lice en­cour­aged any­one with in­for­ma­tion to come for­ward.

“That in­for­ma­tion will re­main highly con­fi­den­tial,” he said.

Picture: Kal­barri po­lice

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