Online listing photo lands man in trouble with police

Online listing photo lands man in trouble with police

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Simon Parker

Buyers looking for property in Adelaide’s western suburbs may have been surprised to see one home advertised online come complete with a crop of cannabis.

The property’s photos, which gained the attention of South Australia Police, “inadvertently” revealed cannabis plants growing in pots.

According to a statement from SA Police, police attended the house with a search warrant on Wednesday and subsequently seized the cannabis plants. A 28-year-old man from Henley Beach South has since been reported for cultivating cannabis.

Michael McDonald, the recently appointed CEO at Raine & Horne South Australia, said the incident highlighted the care agents needed to take when taking and publishing photos.

"People need to look deeper at their photos," he told Real Estate Business.

But this wasn't the first time an incident like this had occured, he added. In one case he could recall, a photo that was published on an online listing site captured a highly personal 'implement'.

"When you take a photo, make sure you have a good look around," he said.

Simon Parker

Buyers looking for property in Adelaide’s western suburbs may have been surprised to see one home advertised online come complete with a crop of cannabis.

The property’s photos, which gained the attention of South Australia Police, “inadvertently” revealed cannabis plants growing in pots.

According to a statement from SA Police, police attended the house with a search warrant on Wednesday and subsequently seized the cannabis plants. A 28-year-old man from Henley Beach South has since been reported for cultivating cannabis.

Michael McDonald, the recently appointed CEO at Raine & Horne South Australia, said the incident highlighted the care agents needed to take when taking and publishing photos.

"People need to look deeper at their photos," he told Real Estate Business.

But this wasn't the first time an incident like this had occured, he added. In one case he could recall, a photo that was published on an online listing site captured a highly personal 'implement'.

"When you take a photo, make sure you have a good look around," he said.

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