Cannabis growing charge

A Bishopdale man has been charged with cultivating cannabis after firefighters were called to a Stanmore Road property because water was coming out of the house.

After the inspection about 7.40pm on Sunday night, police found what they called a “large scale cannabis grow” at the house.

Thirty-two-year-old Nari I-Yuan Chou, a bar manager, was then arrested and released on police bail to appear at the Christchurch District Court today.

He was granted a registrar’s remand which meant he did not need to appear in court. The registrar remanded for a further appearance on October 26.

He was remanded on bail without plea on the charge of cultivating a prohibited plant.

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