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Drug Bust At Crediton

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Police from Finch Hatton, Mirani, Eton and Mackay Tactical Crime Squad have executed a search warrant on a rural property at Crediton.

The raid was carried out on April 5.

Police investigations indicated that electricity being fed to the property was bypassing the power meter and illegally feeding electricity to a number of sheds on the property.

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A person located at the property confirmed this while the warrant was executed and caused the search to be postponed for a short time until Ergon rendered the sheds and residence, safe from any electrical hazard.

Police allege during a search of the property they located seven cannabis plants in an elaborate hydroponic set up.

Police will allege they located a crop of 30 cannabis plants at varying stages of development, a large quantity of dried cannabis and cannabis seeds, amphetamines, an unregistered firearm, ammunition, and drug utensils.

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A 69-year-old male is facing nine charges including producing and possessing dangerous drugs, possess utensils, possess anything used in the commission of a crime, permitting use of place for drug use and unlawful possession of a firearm.

He will appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court on May 7.