A 49 year old Raumati man will appear in the Porirua District Court tomorrow facing charges after Kapiti Police located a significant cannabis growing operation this morning.
Constable Nathan Dickey at the Paraparaumu Police Station says a search warrant was executed by the Police at a Matai Road address in Raumati South around 8:30am.
Constable Dickey says: “As a result, we located 66 cannabis plants growing under the house.
“The plants were in various stages of maturity. A dozen plants ranged in size from 50cm to 80cm and a further 54 plants were between 1.2m to 1.7m in height.”
And he says an amount of cannabis was also located in a bedroom of the address drying out, click to read the full article right here. He says a sophisticated growing operation had been developed under the house where the plants were located. Police located the operation through a trap door that had been constructed in a bedroom.
“Some considerable time and effort had been put into establishing the operation,” says the constable.”The 49 year old man faces a charge of cultivating cannabis and further charges are likely.”
Enquiries are also continuing to find whether anyone else has been involved in the cannabis growing operation.