Delacombe grow house accused back in court next month

UPDATE | The second man facing charges over an alleged $600,000 grow house in Whiltshire Lane has fronted court.

Tuyen Hoang, 40, appeared before the Ballarat Magistrates' Court briefly via videolink on Tuesday morning.

The matter was set down for a committal mention but could not proceed because the interpreter did not appear.

Hoang, who faces a number of offences including cultivating a commercial quantity of cannabis, was remanded to reappear in court on April 13.

EARLIER | One of the men charged over an alleged $600,000 grow house in Delacombe will return to court next month.

Minh Phuc Vo, 19, who is facing a number of offences,  including cultivating a commercial quantity of cannabis, fronted the Ballarat

Magistrates' Court for a committal mention on Thursday.

During the brief hearing it was established the accused, who cannot speak English, was not legally represented. The matter was then adjourned to April 13 to allow the accused time to speak with a lawyer.

An interpreter will also be organised for the next court date.

It is alleged more than 300 cannabis plants were seized by police during a raid at a Delacombe property in December.

Ballarat Divisional Response Unit police raided a single-storey Wiltshire Lane property in the early hours of December 20.

Police allege a hydroponic set-up was found in seven of the rooms, in addition to an electrical bypass system.

Vo and a 40-year-old co-accused, who are from the Western suburbs of Melbourne, were arrested at the scene.

The co-accused, Tuyen Hoang, is also due to face court today.