Source: New Zealand Police – Press Release/Statement:

Headline: Man charged with cultivating cannabis as part of an ongoing prevention operation in Canterbury

Friday, 27 February 2015 – 7:14pm

Canterbury Police based in Ashburton executed a search warrant at a property in Hinds, Mid Canterbury, today (27 February 2015) as part of an ongoing prevention operation, Operation Jasmine, to disrupt the cultivation and supply of cannabis in Canterbury. 

A 50 year old employed man was arrested following the discovery of a well established hydroponic cannabis growing operation located during the search.

He has been bailed to appear in Ashburton District Court on Monday 16 March 2015 charged with Cultivating Cannabis.

Police investigations are continuing.

Canterbury Police are committed to working with the community to disrupt the supply chain and reduce the demand for cannabis in the District.

It only takes one call to Police or Crimestoppers to prevent criminals selling drugs in your community.

If you have information about drug cultivation, manufacture or supply in Canterbury, please contact Ashburton Police station on 03 307 8400 or Canterbury District Headquarters on 03 363 7400.

Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Issued by:  Lisa-Marie Brooks, District Communications Manager, Canterbury Police District.  Mobile:  021 942 404

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