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Two blokes caught with four garbage bags of freshly harvested marijuana

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A strong smell has led police to charge two men with a number of drug offences in Howard Springs.

Police say they pulled over a Toyota Hilux, travelling south on the Stuart Highway yesterday afternoon and could smell cannabis coming from the vehicle after talking to the occupants.

Officers say they soon found four large garbage bags on the back seat full of freshly harvested marijuana.

Detectives later searched two homes, one in Malak and the other in Howard Springs and located a hydroponic set up, harvested plants, gel blasters, and a quantity of cash.

A 31-year-old man is facing charges including cultivating cannabis, possessing a commercial quantity of drugs and possession of a prohibited weapon.

A 28-year-old man has been charged with possessing a commercial quantity of drugs and drug supply.

The pair are due to front the Darwin Local Court in July.