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Fairy Meadow hydroponic house raid

TWO men will face court after a hydroponic house was allegedly discovered in Fairy Meadow about 3.30pm on Monday.

Wollongong Police went to Cabbage Tree Lane following an investigation into the supply of cannabis where they discovered a hydroponic house, and seized 34 plants.

Two men, aged 22 and 27, were arrested at the house and taken to Wollongong Police Station.

Following further inquiries, police searched a home on Hercules Street, Wollongong on Tuesday where they dicsvered another hydroponic house and where 145 cannabis plants were seized.

The men were charged with eight offences, including enhanced indoor cultivation for commercial purpose, using electricity without authority, and dealing with the proceeds of crime.

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About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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