Constable Clayton Callaghan, Senior Constable Salli Cohen and Constable Bryanne Lihs with one of the 40 marijuana plants seized.
Constable Clayton Callaghan, Senior Constable Salli Cohen and Constable Bryanne Lihs with one of the 40 marijuana plants seized. Sharyn Oneill So

Tip-off leads police to drug crop

A TIP-OFF from the public led Yeppoon police to find cannabis with a street value estimated at $120,000 at a Bungundarra property yesterday.

Senior Constable Salli Cohen said police raided the property around 9.45am after securing a search warrant and seized 40 mature marijuana plants as well as a number of utensils, smoking implements and fertiliser.

Senior Constable Cohen said the plants were contained in pots and had grown to a considerable size.

“You could see them from the road as you went past,” Senior Constable Cohen

A 28-year-old man has been charged and will appear in Yeppoon Magistrates court on February 5.

Acting Senior Sergeant Joe Aboud warned partygoers heading out for New Year’s Eve celebrations that police would be looking out for drug-related activity.

The Capricorn Coast will have six extra police and five extra water police patrolling the streets and waterways.

“We have rostered on all our available resources for New Year’s Eve,” acting Senior Sergeant Aboud said.

While there will be a strong police presence on New Year’s Eve, acting Senior Sergeant Aboud warned all party

goers, including boaties, they will be doing heavy patrols on Keppel Bay as well as on the streets on the Capricorn Coast on New Year’s Day.

“If people plan to drink, plan not to drive.

“Drink-driving rules do apply on the water.”



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