Men face court over Blaxland and Blacktown drug arrests

Two Sydney men have appeared in court on drugs charges after police allegedly found 270 cannabis plants at a Blaxland home.

Police searched the home on the Great Western Highway at 7pm on October 3. The plants were allegedly found growing in a hydroponics set-up.

A 52-year-old Smithfield man and a 37-year-old Canley Vale man were arrested at the scene and were later refused bail when they appeared in Penrith Local Court on October 4. One of the men fled the Blaxland scene and was arrested after a police chase.

Police searched a Blacktown property at the same time as the Blaxland raid where they allegedly found a further 242 cannabis plants grown by the same men.

The total street value of the plants is estimated at $1.75 million.

Both men were charged with two counts of cultivating a large commercial quantity of cannabis plants, two counts of enhanced indoor cultivation for commercial purposes, and two counts of consuming electricity without authority and possessing a prohibited drug.

The men are due to face court again on December 8.