Major grow operation uncovered outside Ballarat

March 16, 2023 6:09 am in by

Members of the Ballarat Divisional Response Unit have swarmed a property north east of Ballarat seizing more than 2000 cannabis plants.

A warrant executed on a Leslies Lane property in Landsborough around 8am Tuesday uncovered 2177 plants housed across 10 greenhouses.

A 39-year-old Barkly man arrived at the property while investigators were on scene and was arrested.

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Police searched his vehicle and allegedly located a firearm.

Investigators later searched a property on Johnsons Gully Road in Barkly and recovered four cannabis plants.

The man’s been bailed and will front Ballarat Magistrates Court on the 8th of May charged with:

• cultivating narcotic plant – (4 cannabis plants)

• non prohibited person possessing Cat A longarm

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• non-prohibited person possessing cartridge ammunition

• handling stolen goods

• possessing cocaine


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