22 July 2021

Two charged after hydroponic set-up found in Rosedale home

| Kim Treasure
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Police allegedly uncovered 49 cannabis plants growing in a Rosedale home. Photo: File.

A Rosedale man will appear in Batemans Bay Local Court next month after a police bust allegedly uncovered cannabis growing in a bedroom in a family home.

Just before 10:30 am on Wednesday, 21 July, officers attached to South Coast Police District executed a search warrant at a home at Tallwood Crescent, Rosedale, where they allegedly located an enhanced hydroponic grow room in a bedroom.

Police seized 49 plants, hydroponic growing equipment, cannabis leaf and prescription medication before dismantling the set-up.

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A spokesperson said a child was also found at the premises, and police will allege the grow room was open and accessible to the child.

A 50-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Batemans Bay Police Station, where he was charged with enhanced indoor cultivate plant – expose child, possess prohibited drug, and cultivate prohibited plant.

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The Rosedale man was granted conditional bail to appear at Batemans Bay Local Court on Monday, 9 August, 2021.

A 37-year-old woman was issued with a Future Court Attendance Notice in relation to possessing dried cannabis leaf and possessing a prescribed restricted substance.

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