Griffith man Sam Joe Sergi has pleaded guilty and received bail after being charged with possession of prohibited drugs and possess or use a prohibited weapon without a permit following a police operation at Lake Wyangan last week.
Murrumbidgee Police District officers established Strike Force Kincora to investigate the cultivation of cannabis in the area.
Following inquiries, they executed a search warrant at a property in Boorga Road, Lake Wyangan, about 10:45 am on Wednesday (25 October) before they arrested the 40-year-old man.
During the search warrant, police allegedly seized a total of 56 cannabis plants along with 7.5 kg of cannabis leaf, two knives, one taser disguised as a mobile phone, a baton, and cultivation equipment.
Mr Sergi was taken to Griffith Police Station, where he was charged with three counts of possessing or using a prohibited weapon without a permit; supplying a prohibited drug more than indictable and less than commercial quantity; possessing a prohibited drug; and cultivating cannabis more than indictable and less than commercial quantity.
He appeared at Griffith Local Court on Thursday (26 October) and pleaded guilty to two charges of possessing or using a prohibited weapon without a permit, possessing prohibited drugs and the cultivation of cannabis more than indictable and less than commercial quantity.
He was granted bail, with the court imposing the condition that he not apply for another passport and not go within one kilometre of any point of international departure.
Mr Sergi is also required to report to Griffith Police Station once daily between 8 am and 8 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
He is scheduled to appear again before the same court on Thursday, 21 December.
As inquiries continue, anyone with information is urged to contact Murrumbidgee Police District or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.