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POLICE say a Johannesburg man has been caught using a hydroponic method to grow dagga plants inside his home.
The dagga haul - estimated at R100000 - was discovered in a raid by the Hawks in his house in Montgomery Park at the weekend.
"The plants were neatly lined up inside two wardrobes in both bedrooms in his cluster house," said Hawks spokesperson Musa Zondi.
"In the study we found even more and bigger plants. He had light bulbs installed inside the wardrobes to allow the plants to grow. There were also thermometers all over the place."
Hydroponic dagga requires high intensity light and is fed nutrients dissolved in water.
The 35-year-old man denied dealing or selling the drug to anyone, claiming it was for self-consumption.
He is to appear in the Johannesburg magistrate's court today.