Drug-bust man totally cool
A COOLUM man was “cool and calm” when police arrived to search his home and found more than 180 cannabis plants growing in his suburban back yard.
Police executed a search warrant at the 52-year-old’s property yesterday after a tipoff from Crime Stoppers.
They were stunned to find 182 plants, some higher than the roof line of the house.
Officer in charge of Sun- shine Coast Tactical Crime Squad, Senior Sergeant Scott Wiggins, said officers weren’t expecting the “unusual” find in a “small residential” home.
“We were half expecting to just find one or two (plants),” he said. “They were ranging from small seedlings to mature ones, with no real attempts to conceal them at all.”
The man will appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on February 15.