CBD marijuana plant destroyed by council

A marijuana plant growing in a garden bed on Ruthven St in the Toowoomba CBD.
A marijuana plant growing in a garden bed on Ruthven St in the Toowoomba CBD.

UPDATE: A marijuana plant found growing in the CBD has been destroyed by Toowoomba Regional Council staff.

The plant was found by a passer-by in a Ruthven St garden bed last week and reported to a council parking inspector.

There was some mystery as to where the plant had ended up after police said they had not been handed the plant.

However, a council spokesman this afternoon said the parking inspector had removed the plant from the garden and taken it to Toowoomba Police Station.

"On advice from police, council personnel disposed of the plant in a sealed and covered waste disposal service," the spokesman said.

EARLIER: Mystery surrounds the whereabouts of a marijuana plant that was found in a Toowoomba CBD garden bed and seized by a council parking officer.

The plant was spotted by a member of the public last week in a garden outside Rivers in Ruthven St.

It was reported to a Toowoomba Regional Council staff member who seized the plant and told members of the public that it would be taken to police.

A police spokesman confirmed that while the council staff member visited the station to report the incident, they did not have the plant in their possession.

They told police the plant would be taken back to his superiors at Toowoomba Regional Council.

The Chronicle is seeking comment from council.



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