Four arrested in Jamisontown drugs bust

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Police make arrests in Jamisontown this afternoon. Photo: Melinda Jane

Four men have been arrested after police discovered an amount of prohibited hydroponic cannabis in Jamisontown today.

It’s understood it was the culmination of a three-month investigation, with police obtaining a search warrant to visit the business premises on Abel Street.

On arrival, two male persons were arrested whilst two attempted to escape out the back of the building through a roller door.

Police say the cultivation is for commercial use and is most likely linked to organised crime.

Detective Chief Inspector Graeme Wright urged people to come forward if they suspected business premises’ or homes were being used for illegal purposes.

“If anybody has any information of suspected premises being used for these purposes they’re encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers and any information that is passed on will be treated confidentially and police will act on that information immediately,” he said.

Police make the arrests this afternoon. Photo: Melinda Jane

Nicola Barton is the Weekender’s general news journalist, incorporating political affairs and crime.

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