Whitsunday police removing the marijuana plants from the residence.
Whitsunday police removing the marijuana plants from the residence. Contributed

Police dig out enormous marijuana plants from backyard

DETECTIVES from Whitsunday CIB and general duties police were recently seen at a Preston residence assisting with the removal of dangerous "weeds" from a backyard garden.

Some of the "weeds" were up to 12-feet tall and required some strength to remove by the most overdressed gardeners in the area.

Police will allege a total of 16 marijuana plants were removed from the property with a street value of around $80,000.

Unfortunately for the property owner the "weed" removal service did not come for free and as a result police issued the 52-year-old man with a notice to appear at Proserpine Magistrates Court on February 8 for producing marijuana.

If you know of any other gardens with similar weeds growing in them report it to local police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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