Two charged following discovery of cannabis plants – Hume

Two people have been charged following the discovery of cannabis plants and a firearm in the state’s South.

Following an investigation by officers attached to The Hume Police District, about 11.45am yesterday (Tuesday 16 April 2024), investigators executed a search warrant at a home in Cambria Street, Reids Flat, approximately 100km north-east of Young.

Police seized five cannabis plants, cannabis seeds and dry cannabis leaf, a firearm, military smoke grenade and fireworks.

A short time later, a second search warrant was executed at a vacant block adjoining the property, in Caledonia Street, Reids Flat.

Police seized 34 cannabis plants concealed behind tin fencing and a shade cloth.

A 53-year-old man has been issued a court attendance notice, for drug offences and prohibited weapon offences.

The 63-year-old woman has been issued a court attendance notice for firearm offences.

They are due to appear at Young Local Court on Wednesday 5 June 2024.

Police will allege the 39 cannabis plants seized, had an estimated street value of $78,000.

The plants have been destroyed.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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