FOUR people who were arrested in connection with a hydroponic ganja farm in a house on Old Stony Hill Road, St Andrew, are scheduled to return to the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on November 7.
Brothers, Sean 32; and Andrew Blake, 28; along with a common-law couple, hairdresser Eka Mason, 31, and 36-year-old musician Andrew Richards, were arrested and charged with possession of, dealing in, cultivating and using premises for the storage of ganja, following a police operation on June 12.
The four were also charged with illegally abstracting electricity and trespassing on the works of the Jamaica Public Service Company.
According to a police report, a police party swooped down on the seven-bedroom, two-storey house after receiving intelligence, and discovered the hydroponic ganja farm. Hydroponic is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions in water without soil.
Police alleged that 195 plastic pots with fully grown weed, a suitcase containing vegetable matter believed to be ganja, several 1,000-watt bulbs, a portable air-conditioning unit, vehicles, documents, computers and cellular phones were found at the house, which is owned by the Jamaica Baptist Union.
The court, however, was told that the property was rented by Sean and occupied by Andrew.
When the case was mentioned on Monday, the court was told that the forensic report was outstanding. As a result, the matter was rescheduled for mention and the bails of the accused were extended.