Police stumble across second Capel cannabis crop

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Police allegedly discovered numerous cannabis plants at various stages of growth.
Camera IconPolice allegedly discovered numerous cannabis plants at various stages of growth. Credit: South Western Times

Police have seized a significant amount of cannabis plants in Capel after discovering a second hydroponic set up while searching a neighbouring property.

Police raided the Tucker Street home this morning and while in the backyard, officers noticed a second crop in a house next door.

Police speak to a man at the second home.
Camera IconPolice speak to a man at the second home. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times

Extra officers were called to the area as police turned their attention to the second home.

Four young children were among a group of people home when the second house was searched.

The children could be seen watching on as police got to work.

Police allegedly discovered numerous cannabis plants at various stages of growth.
Camera IconPolice allegedly discovered numerous cannabis plants at various stages of growth. Credit: South Western Times

The exact quantity of plants found is yet to be confirmed, but police removed several bags of plant material from both properties.

Residents at both homes were helping police with their inquiries.

Police allegedly discovered numerous cannabis plants at various stages of growth.
Camera IconPolice allegedly discovered numerous cannabis plants at various stages of growth. Credit: South Western Times

More as it comes to hand.

Police allegedly discovered numerous cannabis plants at various stages of growth.
Camera IconPolice allegedly discovered numerous cannabis plants at various stages of growth. Credit: South Western Times

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