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Indoor cannabis farms seized in Tyrol

Staff reporter · 19 Jun 2014, 10:32

Published: 19 Jun 2014 10:32 GMT+02:00

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The report states that a routine police patrol noticed a strong odour of marijuana plants while they were in a building on an unrelated matter.  

After obtaining entry to the suspect's apartment, police found 40 cannabis plants and a small amount of narcotics in the home of a 24-year-old man.

A similar 'grow-room' operation was recently found in Vienna.

An acquaintance of the owner, a 27-year-old Innsbruck man, was also found with 48 grammes of the cannabis herb.

In follow-up enquiries, police additionally found another indoor cultivation with a larger amount of narcotics in the apartment of a 26-year-old man in the nearby town of Inzing.

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The three suspects have now been charged with various drug-related activities, including illicit cultivation.

Cultivation and personal use of cannabis remains a crime in Austria that is punishable by up to ten years in prison.

Staff reporter (news@thelocal.com)

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