AN ADVANCED hydroponic system and marijuana plants have been seized from the home of two brothers near Goombungee.

The men, aged 51 and 45, have each been charged with producing a dangerous drug, possessing a dangerous drug and possessing things used in the commission of a crime.

Darling Downs District Tactical Crime Squad officers went to the Meringandan Goombungee Rd property about 8.50am yesterday.

Acting officer-in-charge Mick Youngberry said police found the hydroponic set up in a shed.

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About 13 plants, of varying maturity, were also found.

A large amount of chemicals used to grow the plants as well as a 5000W diesel-powered electric generator were also located at the property.

Acting Senior Sergeant Youngberry said officers also located a second hydroponic set up in a bedroom of the home, which had been used to grow seedlings.

Toowoomba police officer Sergeant Kate Teasdale inspects marijuana, chemicals and a generator seized from a Goombungee home.
Toowoomba police officer Sergeant Kate Teasdale inspects marijuana, chemicals and a generator seized from a Goombungee home. Stuart Cumming

The older man was released on bail while the younger sibling has today remained in custody.

He is due to front Toowoomba Magistrates Court tomorrow.


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