Police have arrested a man after nearly 300 cannabis plants were located inside his Northmead house following a fire.
Emergency services were called to a home on Windsor Road about 6.30pm yesterday, Sunday, February 17 following reports of a fire.
Fire and Rescue NSW personnel attended and extinguished the blaze before police arrived.
Parramatta police allege they found a sophisticated indoor cannabis cultivation, consisting of 298 plants.
Police will also allege that the home’s electricity had been illegally by-passed.
No one was home at the time of the incident and officers commenced inquiries in a bid to identify and locate the occupants.
About 8pm, police stopped a car on Frances Street, Northmead, and spoke to the male driver.
He was identified as being the occupant of the Windsor Road home and was subsequently arrested.
The 57-year-old was taken to Parramatta police station where he was charged with numerous drug-related offences.
He was bail refused to appear at Parramatta Local Court today, Monday, February 18.