16 June 2023

VIDEO: Police raid uncovers cannabis at Cooktown property

| Matt Nicholls
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A still from the police video which uncovered cannabis plants at a Cooktown address.

A still from the police video which uncovered cannabis plants at a Cooktown address.

A COOKTOWN man has been arrested following a police raid on a local property on Tuesday morning.

A police squad attended a Railway Avenue address around 11am and located a large quantity of cannabis plants scattered across the property and drying in a shed.

Police will allege that they also located cannabis seeds, as well as drug utensils, inside the house.

A 32-year-old Cooktown man is expected to appear in the Cooktown Magistrates Court on July 7, charged with one count each of producing dangerous drugs over Schedule Two, possessing dangerous drugs over Schedule Two, supplying dangerous drugs and possessing drug utensils.

In other news, police have charged a Mareeba man after several incidents in Wujal Wujal last week between June 5-12.

It will be alleged that the man attended an address in Bloomfield and contravened a domestic violence order when he assaulted a woman known to him.

It will be further alleged that the man has continued to evade polices attempts to locate him at different addresses in Wujal Wujal.

Police said the man struggled violently with officers when he was located in a drain on Hartwig Street on June 12 at about 4.30am.

It’s also alleged the man broke into a house and vehicle at an address in Kearney Street, Mareeba in April, stealing a debit card before using it multiple times to fraudulently purchase goods.

The 26-year-old man is scheduled to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on July 14, charged with four counts of obstructing police, two counts each of fraud and contravening a domestic violence order and one count of entering premises and committing an indictable offence.

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