The biggest seizure 'in living memory': police
A Maryborough police officer has described the alleged discovery of 2500 marijuana plants at an Anderleigh property as the Wide Bay region's "biggest seizure of individual cannabis plants in living memory".
The total haul amounted to about $5 million in street value, Detective Senior Sergeant Brett Everest said.
Det Snr Const Everest said it was obviously a significant number of plants that were located and it was "good to get it off the streets".
"It's certainly a significant amount that was located.
"We believe we've put a good dent in the drug trade in the district.
"It's a good result."
The alleged discovery of the cannabis plants was made last week when police executed a search warrant at the property.
A 54-year-old man has been charged in relation to the police findings and will face court next month.
He has been charged with six offences, including producing dangerous drugs, possessing dangerous drugs and possessing equipment used in the production of dangerous drugs.
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He was released on bail ahead of his next appearance at Maryborough Magistrates Court.
Det Snr Sgt Everest described the scene at the Anderleigh property as a "fairly basic bush set-up".
Det Snr Sgt Everest said he could not reveal how police were alerted to the presence of the alleged crop.
"We can't comment in relation to how police came across the information in relation to this matter.
"We can say it was a joint effort between a number of police units in the Maryborough district, including the traffic branch, the criminal investigation branch and the tactical crime squad."