A 50-year-old man faces a string of serious drug charges, after police executed a search warrant in East Maitland yesterday.
Police attached to the Central Hunter Target Action Group attended a Rous Street address shortly before 2pm, where it is alleged an elaborate hydroponic system was located in a garage.
A total of 34 cannabis plants were found growing inside the garage.
More than 500 grams of cannabis head and more than a kilo of cannabis leaf were also found.
Police also seized an amount of cash.
The seized cannabis plants have an estimated value of $85,000 with the seized cannabis leaf and head having an estimated value of $15,000.
The man was arrested and charged with five offences. He has been granted conditional bail to appear before Maitland Local Court on August 13, 2012.