Cannabis crop uncovered at Murrawong

Plus a house fire at Mypolonga and an arrest at Murray Bridge High School.

A 47-year-old man has been charged after police allegedly discovered a cannabis-growing operation at Murrawong.

Officers allegedly found eight mature cannabis plants and 12 seedlings, supported by hydroponic equipment, when they searched a house in the riverside community last Wednesday morning.

They arrested a local man and charged him with growing a commercial quantity of the illicit drug, as well as with possession of the cannabis and drug-related equipment.

He was granted bail ahead of an appearance at Murray Bridge Magistrates Court on September 27.

SA Police asked anyone with information about the illicit drug trade to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.crimestopperssa.com.au.

House fire at Mypolonga raises suspicions

A fire which caused up to $100,000 worth of damage to a house at Mypolonga is being treated as suspicious, the Country Fire Service says.

Crews were called to the house on Billabong Road just before 2pm on Tuesday.

Its back porch was burning well when they arrived, but 10 volunteer firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to the rest of the property.

There was no-one home at the time.

Police are still investigating how the fire might have started.

High school trespasser arrested

Meanwhile, police have arrested a 32-year-old Murray Bridge man who they allegedly found trespassing on the grounds of Murray Bridge High School.

An alarm was tripped on the construction site at the school, where a new middle school building is being built, at 4.30am on Tuesday.

The police officers who responded found and arrested the man.

He was granted bail but will answer a charge of unlawfully being on premises at Murray Bridge Magistrates Court on August 30.

Anyone who notices suspicious activity on or around a school should call police on 131 444 or, in an emergency, 000.


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