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Police find backyard drug crop while probing domestic dispute

Police have stumbled on crop of 35 cannabis plants growing a backyard, while investigating a domestic dispute in Canberra’s north.

Officers discovered the plants on Tuesday night, after being called to an Evatt home at about 10.25pm following reports a 38-year-old man had been allegedly assaulted by his former partner.

A number of well-developed cannabis plants were spotted in the backyard.

A search warrant for the property was obtained and 35 plants were seized ranging from seedlings to large plants.

Police say dried cannabis was also found inside the house and a small hydroponic set up was discovered in a shed.

The resident of the property face court at a later date and the alleged assault is still being investigated.