Police attending a fire at a property in Strathdickie last week have stumbled on three cannabis crops estimated to be worth more than a million dollars.
A subsequent search of a neighbouring property uncovered the three large separate crops which included more than 270 mature plants between 1.6 and 1.8 metres tall.
Police also located a further 2.5 kilograms of cannabis stashed at various locations on the property.
A 44-year-old Strathdickie man was arrested at the scene and charged with producing a dangerous drug, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of anything used I the commission of a crime and possession of utensils.
He was remanded in custody and to appear in the Proserpine Magistrates Court on October 8.