SEIZED: 272 cannabis plants worth $700,000
A MAN has been charged after police found 272 cannabis plants at a North Coast home.
About 5.45pm on Saturday, police from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command executed a search warrant at a home in Commissioners Creek.
It is alleged that officers located a sophisticated hydroponic set up inside the home, including 272 cannabis plants, as well as a significant amount of fertilisers and hydroponic equipment.
Investigators estimate the crop has a street value of about $700,000.
Following ongoing investigations, officers arrested a 19-year-old man at Tweed Heads Police Station yesterday.
He was charged with enhanced indoor cultivation of prohibited plant for commercial purpose, possess prohibited plant - large commercial quantity, take part in supply of cannabis.
The man was refused bail and will next appear in court on Wednesday, December 20.