Woman faces four charges over alleged Miners Rest grow house

Court: A woman facing drug charges has been committed to stand trial in the County Court at Ballarat.

Court: A woman facing drug charges has been committed to stand trial in the County Court at Ballarat.

A Vietnamese woman facing drug charges over an alleged Miners Rest grow house has been committed to stand trial in the County Court at Ballarat.

Thi Nguyen was committed to stand trial on four charges, including cultivating cannabis, two counts of possessing cannabis and stealing electricity.

Police informant Sergeant Matthew Rhodes told the Ballarat Magistrates Court on Thursday police searched the Miners Rest house on October 31, 2016, where they found seven rooms dedicated to growing cannabis.

He said Nguyen’s car was seen at the house eight times over six weeks during an investigation. The court was told Nguyen’s partner is allegedly the co-accused. A directions hearing will be held on July 13.