Drug-bust man to­tally cool

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS -

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.

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