• Hunter Valley Police District targets cultivation of cannabis in the Hunter.
  • 258 plants seized.
  • A Vietnamese National was bail refused.
  • Police will remain at the site to dismental the sophisticated setup.

In recent months, officers from Hunter Valley Police District have been investigating the alleged cultivation of cannabis in the region.

A man has been charged after more than 250 cannabis plants were seized from a home at Singleton.

Following inquiries, just before 5.30pm yesterday (Wednesday 16 September 2020), police executed a search warrant at a home on Dimmock Street at Hunterview.

During the search police located an alleged sophisticated hydroponic cannabis set-up, consisting of 258 cannabis plants.

Police remain at the property today (Thursday 17 September 2020) where they are processing and dismantling the set-up.

A 28-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to Singleton Police Station where he was charged with:

– Knowingly take part- cultivate (large commercial quantity cannabis);

– Cultivate prohibited plant;

– Alter or add to electricity installation for metering; and

– Enhanced indoor cultivation plant for commercial purpose.

The Vietnamese National was bail refused to appear at Singleton Local Court today (Thursday 17 September 2020).^