Police stumble across drug crop worth $500,000

A WOMAN will appear in Taree Local Court today following the accidental discovery of more than $500,000 in cannabis plants at a home yesterday afternoon.

Police went to a house on McDonald St, Kundle Kundle, after 1pm in relation to a firearms storage audit.

When they entered the home, police allegedly smelt cannabis and were subsequently granted permission to search the house.

They allege they found 343 cannabis plants growing in the backyard and further inspection uncovered an alleged hydroponic set up where a further 91 plants were found along with an amount of dried cannabis.

The total estimated street value for the drugs is well over $500,000.

Police completed their firearms storage audit where they allegedly located two unregistered firearms under a mattress.

The 42-year-old woman was arrested and taken to Taree Police Station where she was charged with cultivating a commercial quantity of cannabis, cultivating commercial quantity of cannabis (by enhanced indoor means), the supply of cannabis and two counts of possess unregistered firearm.

She was refused bail and will appear in Taree Local Court today.

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