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Cannabis crop, equipment found

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April 12, 2018

A Mooroopna home was found to be hiding a big leafy green secret on Monday when police searched the premises and seized more than 200 cannabis plants.

The plants were growing as part of a set-up that members from Shepparton police’s Division Tasking Unit discovered when it searched the Isaacs St home at about 7am.

Criminal Investigation Unit Detective Acting Sergeant Gary Dean said six rooms inside the house had been used to grow the plants.

‘‘The rooms were full of cannabis, over 200 plants ... worth more than $150000,’’ he said.

Act Sgt Dean said three people from Melbourne were arrested in relation to the find.

‘‘Charged with cultivating a commercial quantity of cannabis, theft of electricity and trafficking cannabis matters,’’ he said.

Two of the offenders faced the Shepparton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday and the third faced court yesterday.

‘‘They were all remanded in custody and are set to face court again in July,’’ Act Sgt Dean said.

Anyone with information about the latest raid or any other suspected growth houses or drug laboratories can phone Shepparton police First Constable Shaun-Meree Brock on 5820 5777 or phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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