Former South Coast councillor pleads guilty to possessing commercial quantity of cannabis

February 14, 2023 8:41 am in by

A former Eurobodalla Shire Councillor has been busted cultivating around a quarter of a million dollars worth of cannabis plants at her home.

About 1pm on Sunday (5 February 2023), police patrolling the Runnyford area, west of Batemans Bay, located a number of cannabis plants at a farm on Runnyford Road.

Officers attached to South Coast Police District seized the plants – of which there were approximately 75, with a rough street value of up to $258,000 – before issuing a 54-year-old woman a Future Court Attendance Notice for cultivating and possessing cannabis indictable and possessing cannabis commercial quantity.

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The former councillor appeared in Moruya Local Court on Friday (10 February 2023) where she pleaded guilty.

Magistrate Doug Dick ordered a sentencing assessment report before adjourning the matter for sentence to February 27 at Batemans Bay Local Court.

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