A 44-year-old woman will face Newcastle Local Court today for her alleged involvement in a cannabis grow house.

She was arrested yesterday afternoon at a business in Kotara in relation to the investigation.

The woman was refused bail and charged with knowingly direct activities of a criminal group.

As well as the woman’s arrest, police executed a search warrant at a Hunter Street address yesterday where a number of items were seized for forensic examination.

It comes after police uncovered an elaborate hydroponic set-up and a large number of cannabis plants at a commercial premises on Steel Street, Newcastle West on Tuesday.

Investigations are continuing.

Cannabis Plants uncovered on Tuesday

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Cannabis uncovered on Tuesday

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