Sophisticated cannabis set-up and unsecured firearms discovered in police raid on Eneabba property

Jessica MoroneyGeraldton Guardian
Police seized a sophisticated cannabis cultivation set-up in Eneabba during a raid.
Camera IconPolice seized a sophisticated cannabis cultivation set-up in Eneabba during a raid. Credit: WA Police

Police have seized a “sophisticated hydroponic” cannabis set-up in a rural Mid West town as well as a range of unsecured firearms during a raid this week.

Officers from the Leeman and Jurien Bay police stations combined forces with Geraldton detectives to search a property on Dewar Street in Eneabba on Wednesday around 10am.

Acting Inspector Bruce McDonald said police discovered a sophisticated hydroponic cannabis cultivation operation growing at the address.

He alleges there was also a number of unsecured firearms found at the property.

Det-Sen Sgt McDonald said six large cannabis plants, three rifles and 880 rounds of ammunition of various calibre were seized.

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As a result of the search warrant, police have summonsed a 59-year-old man to face Jurien Bay Magistrate’s Court charged with cultivating cannabis and failing to adequately secure firearms.

Police urge anyone who has any information regarding the selling or trafficking of illicit drugs in the Mid West Gascoyne District to contact local police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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