Police seize 86 cannabis plants at Hellyer

Two Hellyer men have been charged with major trafficking after police seized 86 cannabis plants during a targeted search yesterday.

Smithton police, assisted by members of Western Taskforce Scelus and the Dog Detector Unit searched a private residence at Hellyer locating a significant quantity of cannabis plants as well as smoking devices.

A 54-year-old and a 44-year-old were taken into custody and both were charged with trafficking as well as multiple minor drug-related offences.

They were bailed to appear in the Devonport Magistrates Court at a later date.

A 57-year-old Hellyer man who was also taken into custody will be proceeded against by summons for minor drug offences.

Detective Inspector Michelle Elmer said Tasmania Police remained committed to removing drugs from our community.

“Illicit drug use is concerning for all Tasmanians – we see the impacts not only on the user but also their families, friends and the community as a whole,” she said.

“We will continue to target criminals involved in the manufacture and distribution of drugs.”

Anyone with information in relation to illicit drugs should contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 330 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au

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