Cops seize 70 plants in Oak Beach raid
MOSSMAN detectives seized 70 cannabis plants from an Oak Beach home during raids on the weekend.
The plants, between 1-1.6m in height, were located after police executed search warrants at a Finlay Cr home in Oak Beach on Saturday.
A 48-year-old Oak Beach man has been charged with production and possession of a dangerous drug after police raided the property and located the plants growing in pots.
Mossman CIB Detective-sergeant Trevor Perham said police also seized a small quantity of dried cannabis allegedly for personal use.
“Police were responding to information received from the general public about drug offences committed in the community,” he said.
“We took out search warrants, conducted the search and located evidence which resulted in the arrest.
“The investigation is ongoing and the seized plants have to be analysed by a forensic botanist to identify them.”
A Port Douglas home was also raided by the detectives at Trochus Close on Sunday.
A 45-year-old Port Douglas man was subsequently charged with production and possession of a dangerous drug and possession of a utensil after police found four cannabis plants.
Both men will appear in the Mossman Magistrate’s Court on March 21 and investigations into drug offences in the Douglas region will continue.
“The fight against drugs is ongoing and if anybody in the community has information about drug offenders or use of illegal drugs they can telephone Mossman CIB or Crime Stoppers,” Senior Detective Perham said.
“And all information received is treated as confidential.”
Anyone with information can contact Mossman CIB on 4098 2177 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Kuku Yalanji elder Roy Gibson