Three charged over $200,000 hydroponic drug haul

THREE people have been charged and more than $200,000 worth of hydroponic marijuana plants seized during raids conducted on properties in the Lockyer Valley and Ipswich.

Queensland police executed a search warrant at a Laidley Heights address on yesterday and located "grow tents" within a shed at the address containing 34 marijuana plants and chemicals used in the production of marijuana.

A second search warrant was also executed at an address in Bundamba where police located another two grow tents within the house containing eight marijuana plants as well as dried marijuana and drug utensils.

A third search warrant was executed at a Salisbury address where two marijuana plants and a quantity of dried marijuana were located.

Three men, aged 39, 38 and 47 were each issued a notice to appear on charges of produce dangerous drug, possess dangerous drug, possess things used in the commission of a crime and possess utensil.

All three will appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on May 5.


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