18 Mar 2015

Man charged over cannabis cultivation

5:10 pm on 18 March 2015

A Blenheim man has been charged after a sawn-off shotgun and more than two dozen cannabis plants were found in his house.

Cannabis plants in Uruguay on 15 December 2014.

Cannabis plants (file photo) Photo: AFP

Blenheim police searched the South Street property yesterday and discovered an indoor cannabis growing operation.

Twenty-eight healthy cannabis plants were found in a grow tent equipped with lighting and ventilation.

A sawn off shotgun was also found.

Constable Beau Webster said finding the firearm was particularly disturbing, as there was no lawful purpose for having a sawn-off shotgun.

A 29-year-old man has been charged with cultivating cannabis and unlawful possession of a firearm, and will appear in the Blenheim District Court in April.