A man has been charged with multiple drug-related offences after 432 cannabis plants were seized from a property near Lithgow on Monday, February 22.
In early February 2021, officers attached to Orana Mid Western Police District commenced an investigation into the cultivation of cannabis in the Round Swamp area, approximately 45km north of Lithgow.
Following inquiries police arrested a man, aged 52, during a vehicle stop on Excelsior Road at Round Swamp at about 10.40am on Friday, February 19.
He was subsequently taken to the McDonalds Hole Road property at Round Swamp for the execution of the search warrant.
Police seized 432 mature cannabis plants, approximately 9kg of cannabis leaf, as well as cannabis seeds and head from the property.
The man was taken to Mudgee Police Station and charged with cultivate commercial quantity of cannabis, three counts of possess prohibited drug, and supply prohibited drug.
He was refused bail to appear before Orange Local Court on Monday, February 22.