Maylands: two men charged over alleged running of ‘sophisticated’ hydroponic set up to grow cannabis plants

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BAYSWATER Police charged two men yesterday for allegedly running a “sophisticated” hydroponic setup and possessing 10 cannabis plants at the back of a Maylands home.

About 9am, police executed a search warrant at the Morrison Street property after they gained enough evidence to take out a warrant for misuse of the Drug Act.

Officer-in-charge John Waghorn said the warrant followed several inquires into the house.

“We found a sophisticated hydroponic set up at the back of a house with 10 cannabis plants, other drug paraphernalia, smaller quantities of drugs but obviously the most substantial thing found and seized were the cannabis plants,” he said.

“Western Power came out, examined it and identified that they were (allegedly) fraudulently misappropriating power.

“Both of them were charged with cultivating prohibited plants with intent to sell and supply, possession of a prohibited drug, possession of drug paraphernalia as well as fraudulent appropriation of power via Section 390 of the Criminal Code.”

The men will appear before Perth Magistrates Court at a later date.

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