Man to appear in court after police find two hydro houses in Rooty Hill

A man will appear in court today on drug charges after police discovered a hydroponic house and almost a quarter of a million dollars worth of cannabis at Rooty Hill.

About 1:45pm yesterday, Monday, February 18, officers from Penrith police raided a house in Driscoll Avenue, Rooty Hill where they allegedly located a sophisticated hydroponic cannabis cultivation.

A total of 116 cannabis plants with an estimated potential street value of $232,000 were seized from the premises.

A 44-year-old Canley Vale man, who police will allege was responsible for tending to the plants, was arrested at the home.

He was taken to Mt Druitt police station and charged with cultivate commercial quantity of prohibited plant and refused bail to appear in Mt Druitt Local Court today.

Police also conducted a search warrant at a house on Rooty Hill Road, South Rooty Hill where they discovered another hydroponic cannabis system.

A further 101 cannabis plants with an estimated potential street value of $202,000 were seized by police.

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