Pot bust a family affair
July 18, 2006 - 7:10PM
A mother and her three sons have been charged over a $2 million hydroponic marijuana setup across three houses in Sydney's northern suburbs, police say.
Police said the woman was associated with Kabbalah in Australia.[THATS "JEWISH"...WITHOUT SAYING..."JEWISH"]
Officers from the drug squad and local police raided four homes in Cowan Road and Killeaton Street, St Ives, about 6.30am.
Hundreds of cannabis plants and equipment used for hydroponic cannabis cultivation were allegedly found in the houses, police said.
The 53-year-old mother and two of her sons, aged 23 and 24, were arrested at a Cowan Road address. Another son, 26, was arrested on the Gold Coast.
All four were subsequently charged with the cultivation, supply and possession of marijuana.
Police said the raids were the result of an investigation that began in April.
Strike Force Norca, involving the NSW drug squad and police from the Ku-ring-gai area, was setup to investigate large-scale hydroponic cannabis cultivation in the area, police said.
The arrests come days after changes to NSW laws targeting hydroponic cannabis suppliers, which reduced a "commercial quantity" of hydroponic cannabis from 250 plants to 50, and a "large commercial quantity" from 1000 plants to 200.
Growers of commercial quantities of hydroponic cannabis could face 15 years' jail, while those caught with a large commercial quantity are liable for a 25 year maximum sentence.
The police force, the Police Ministry and the Attorney-General's Department had lobbied for the amendments because more homes were being used for commercial cannabis cultivation, police said.
HA! Amatures! Mine was described as a "marijuana factory" in both print, television and radio media.
I want these amatures whipped for poor form. 3 houses? So..."Jewish" of them. These jews are always trying to expand their markets and their borders...
Where will honest WASP bikers be with this outrageous competition?
We'rnt sending the cash "Diamond" Joe Gudniks way were they? :lol: