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Drugs Growing Operation Stopped In Rodney

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Drugs Growing Operation Stopped In Rodney

Another Cannabis growing operation has been stopped by Rodney Police.

On Friday the 8th January 2010 Police from the Rodney area continued their successful series of drugs warrants and closed down a substantial Cannabis growing Operation north of Wellsford.

The rural property was searched under the authority of a search warrant with Rodney officers being assisted by the Armed Offender Squad and specialist search group.

Three separate plantations were discovered with over 20 mature plants seized. In excess of 11 kilos of dried Cannabis ready for distribution as well as cash and several firearms (air rifles) was found.

A 41yr old local man has been arrested and charged with drugs and firearms offences. He will be appearing in the North Shore District Court today.

Inspector Keith Brady [acting] Area Commander for Rodney states "This is another excellent result for the Police staff here in Rodney who have been working very hard to reduce the effect and influence local drug dealers have within our community."

"The focus remains very much on a positive response to dealing with criminality of this nature and this seizure will stop or significantly disrupt this particular operation."

"Drugs are a menace to our society and with the assistance of the community we will continue to make inroads into this crime problem in Rodney."

"The Police in Rodney will continue to deal with a number of investigations concerning drug cultivation and the public can expect further Police action shortly."

"I would urge anyone with information on suspected drug cultivation, production or supply in the Rodney area to contact their local Police or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where they can pass on the information anonymously," Inspector Brady said.

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