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  • Jason Regan

Grass fire leads to cannabis crop at Mobilong

A man has been arrested after a grass fire led police to a large cannabis crop at Mobilong on Friday morning.

At about 10.30 am on Friday, Murray Bridge police were called to a Kuchel Road property after reports of a grass fire.

Fire crews quickly attended and extinguished the fire which burnt a few hundred square metres of land. As a result of attending the fire and during the investigation, patrols located a large cannabis crop on the property.

Police located and seized approximately 40 plants being grown hydroponically and a substantial amount of cash.

The occupant, a 62-year-old man, was arrested and charged with cultivating a commercial quantity of cannabis, possessing a commercial quantity of cannabis and unlawful possession. He was granted police bail to attend the Murray Bridge Magistrates Court on 20 December.

Anyone with information on the sale, supply, distribution or manufacture of illicit drugs is asked to contact Crime Stopper on 1800 333 000. You can remain anonymous.

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