Dagga plants found in Tweni

2015-10-08 06:00
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The dagga seedlings that were found in Sea Park.

PHOTO: supplied The dagga seedlings that were found in Sea Park.

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A 62-YEAR-OLD man was arrested at his home in Abingdon Road, Umtentweni on Wednesday after he was found in possession of 21 dagga plants.

The accused appeared in court shortly after his arrest and was released on R3 000 bail.

The case was remanded for further investigation.

Police also found 33 dagga seedlings at a vacant house in Sea Park on 9 September.

“A community member in the Sea Park area alerted Warrant Officer Francois Pretorius of Port Shepstone K9 Search and Rescue of suspected dagga cultivation taking place in the area,” said police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid.

Pretorius and Sergeant Stanley Holloway proceeded to the vacant house in Sea Park and discovered a gazebo-type structure in which there were 33 dagga seedlings as well as the equipment to grow them under regulated temperatures and conditions.

The plants and equipment were seized as evidence and Detective Warrant­ Officer Allen Horn from the DPCI: Organised Crime unit was assigned to investigate the matter.

Investigations led detectives to believe the man was renting both houses.

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