Drone leads to drug find

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NATION -

A NSW man ac­cused of shoot­ing down a real es­tate agent’s drone will face court af­ter po­lice searched his prop­erty and al­legedly found al­most 200 cannabis plants.

The real es­tate agent vis­ited a prop­erty at Bur­rell Creek on the state’s Mid North Coast at 10.30am on Thurs­day to take ae­rial footage us­ing the drone. But the 46-year-old oc­cu­pant of the prop­erty shot the drone with a firearm, po­lice said.

Dur­ing a search of the prop­erty, po­lice al­legedly found 187 cannabis plants, 20kg of dried drug, and cash. They also al­legedly found an un­reg­is­tered .22 cal­i­bre ri­fle nearby.

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