Two men have been charged after cannabis with a street value of $1.25 million was seized on the NSW central coast.
Police were patrolling the Pacific Highway at North Wyong when they noticed a strong smell of cannabis about midnight on Sunday.
A short time later, police went to a residence on the Pacific Highway and knocked on the door.
When no one answered, police established a guard at the property and applied for a search warrant.
While waiting, police allegedly saw two people running from the house into nearby bushland.
A police dog unit found two men, who were arrested and taken to Wyong Police Station.
Police raided the property about 6.30am (AEDT) and allegedly located 288 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of $1.25 million.
Police also seized a quantity of cannabis leaf, 150 power transformers and a large quantity of lighting and hydroponic equipment.
The two men were charged with possessing a prohibited plant, cultivating a prohibited plant greater than commercial quantity, and using electricity without authority.
They were both refused bail to appear at Wyong Local Court on Monday.